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Indigenous student success in science

Woods-McConney, A. and McConney, A. (2014) Indigenous student success in science. Murdoch University. School of Education, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Declining interest and engagement in science and science-related courses and careers has been well documented and widely noted across Australia and similar highly developed countries. For Australia to successfully navigate the transition from a mostly resource-dependant economy to one that is knowledge-based and competitive, every effort needs to be made to help all students engage in science at the secondary and tertiary level. For a variety of historical and social reasons, Indigenous Australians, while expert in traditional ecological knowledge, are arguably vulnerable with regard to school science, reflected by longstanding lower achievement in science compared to their nonIndigenous peers...

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Series Name: A research report for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council (ATSIHEAC) and the Indigenous Higher Education Policy, Research and Strategy Group, Department of Education, Australian Government
Publisher: Murdoch University. School of Education
Publishers Website: http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/Committees/eet_ctte/...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31141
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