Department of Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning

The Western Australian Department of Education respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which our students live and are educated. The rich and diverse history, cultures and languages of Aboriginal people are valued and respected.

We acknowledge parents, families and communities as the first educators of their children. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with the land and sea, and through their stories and lived experiences that are passed from generation to generation. We recognise and value the learning that Aboriginal children bring with them from their homes and communities into the classroom.

Our focus

  • Deliver targeted support to assist schools to optimise the learning environment they create for Aboriginal students, in order to strengthen Aboriginal student outcomes.
  • Provide professional learning and advice to assist teachers and school leaders understand the key messages in the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework, and to make deliberate and explicit efforts to embed the framework in school improvement planning.
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Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework

The Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework has been developed to support all staff to reflect on their approaches to the education of Aboriginal students.

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Teaching and Learning

Information on programs to support Aboriginal students in Western Australian public schools.

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Community

Information on Aboriginal community involvement in schools.

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What's New

Online Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation Course
27 November 2015
Provides staff with an introductory and broad overview of Aboriginal history, cultures and lifestyles.


Aboriginal Education
http://det.wa.edu.au/aboriginaleducation/detcms/portal/

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