Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Students

Evidence-based Practice

  • Robyn Jorgensen
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Peter Grootenboer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dale Kerwin, Harry Van Issum
    Pages 1-20
  3. Robyn Jorgensen, Peter Grootenboer, Richard Niesche
    Pages 75-87
  4. Lisa Lunney Borden, David Wagner
    Pages 105-122
  5. Peter Sullivan, Niek van Riel
    Pages 139-153
  6. Jennifer Rennie
    Pages 155-173
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-221

About this book


This book describes research undertaken by leading Australian researcher in Indigenous communities. While the chapters are Australian in their focus, the issues that are discussed are similar to those in other countries where there are indigenous people. In most cases, in Australia and internationally, Indigenous learners are not succeeding in school, thus making the transition into work and adulthood quite tenuous in terms of mainstream measures. The importance of being literate and numerate are critical in success in school and life in general, thus making this collection an important contribution to the international literature. The collection of works describes a wide range of projects where the focus has been on improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for Indigenous students. The chapters take various approaches to improving these outcomes, and have very different foci. These foci include aspects of literacy, numeracy, curriculum  leadership, ICTs, whole school planning, policy, linguistics and Indigenous perspectives. Most of the chapters report on large scale projects that have used some innovation in their focus. The book draws together these projects so that a more connected sense of the complexities and diversity of approaches can be gleaned.


Aboriginal education Aboriginal students Australia education Evidence based practice Indigenous education Indigenous schools Indigenous students Literacy Numeracy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robyn Jorgensen
    • 1
  • Peter Sullivan
    • 2
  • Peter Grootenboer
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of EducationGriffith UniversityQueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Fac. EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.Griffith UniversityQueenslandAustralia

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