Rationale

Toward an Australian Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Two rationales:

1. Improving learning outcomes for Indigenous students: international problem especially for Pan Pacific settler colonial countries.

2. Learning to Live in Culturally Diverse Societies: increasingly culturally diverse societies and superdiverse classrooms.

Rationale 1: Improving Indigenous student learning

The huge discrepancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous student success at school, by any measure, is an urgent international problem.

Rationale 2: Responding to super-diverse classrooms

Australia is an increasingly culturally diverse country, there is good evidence that cultural diversity does contribute significantly to our economy and society, and we make claims about high levels of community harmony and cohesion.

Rationale Video

Professor Robert Hattam discussing the Rationale.

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