Parents Voice in Government School Education

Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal enrolment schools is the cultural disconnect between parents and teachers. Many teachers lack the skills and confidence to understand the different perspectives on learning that Aboriginal families have. This lack of awareness prevents parents from feeling included in the school community, thereby reducing their involvement in their children’s education.

The ARACY website has some practical strategies to address this problem, and a link to more detailed research on the issue.

Read more on ARACY website

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