Department of Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Success factors

Teachers play an important part in ensuring the role of the AIEO is effective. Support, guidance and the relationship that is established and maintained with the AIEO can contribute to making the program successful.

Where an AIEO program is working effectively, the school will see more benefits for students, including increased engagement and improved achievements. Teachers play an important part in making the program work. Teachers can contribute to the success of the program by:

  • making time to build a relationship with the AIEO;
  • being aware of the duties and responsibilities of the AIEO;
  • making time to plan with the AIEO;
  • listening to and learning from the AIEO;
  • being aware of the skill sets of the AIEO;
  • seeking advice from the AIEO that will assist with behaviour management of Aboriginal students and working as a team to resolve issues;
  • recognising and valuing the contributions of the AIEO; and
  • ensuring that experienced teachers support new teachers in actively engaging the AIEO in the teaching and learning program.
Success factors

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