Crossing the Divide

  • Elizabeth WarrenEmail author
  • Jodie Miller
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The demographics of these teachers closely align with international and national trends for teachers in marginalized contexts. The majority of these teachers were inexperienced and under qualified (Borman and Kimball in Elementary Sch J 106(1):3–20, 2013). This problem was exacerbated as the geographical location became more remote. The more remote the location the higher the percentage of inexperienced teachers, and the more under qualified and under-confident they felt. This chapter discusses the teacher and student data with regard to the literature, and identifies the particular dimensions that assisted these teachers and students to succeed in teaching and learning Western mathematics.


Pedagogical Content Knowledge Mathematical Language Aboriginal Student Mathematics Content Knowledge Aboriginal Youth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityVirginiaAustralia

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