A reading intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students


This strategy was driven by the belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student education is everyone's business. It was designed to employ effective, research-based literacy strategies to improve the reading and writing skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at five public high schools in the ACT.

Cultural competency and teachers' understanding of teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students were critical to the success of the strategy. Student outcomes can be improved by developing a culturally responsive school environment and using explicit literacy teaching strategies that link with the Aboriginal learning pedagogies.


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Four core areas for developing a culturally responsive environment PDF 507 KB

Project literacy strategies PDF 518 KB

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