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This report describes the participation of St. Paul's School, in Australia's Northern Territory, in a collaborative action research project with Northern Territory University. The project had three goals: (1) increase staff awareness of multicultural issues, particularly as they pertain to Aboriginal people; (2) determine how school practices might accommodate and be enhanced by Aboriginal culture; and (3) develop ways to relieve tensions between the Aboriginal community and school practices. The report briefly describes the methods used to pursue each of these goals, discusses rewards and difficulties of the project, and explains the project's outcomes in terms of workplace practice, professional development, curriculum, and materials. Five appendices, the major portion of the report, cover topics including: (1) the educational experiences of Aboriginal children, the resources schools need to work with Aboriginal students, and teachers' interactions with this group; (2) curricula (for educational levels Transition-year 7) for researching and celebrating ancestral heritage, for celebrating the family, and for teaching math, social education and language, religion, and English; (3) notes from all meetings regarding the project; (4) staff observations of the educational practices of partner schools serving Aboriginal students; (5) parental feedback on the project; and (6) expenditures. (JW)

Descriptors: Action Research, Catholic Schools, Cultural Awareness, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Student Centered Curriculum

Autor: Humphreys, Peter; And Others


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