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ERIC Number: EJ938873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Engaging Excellent Aboriginal Students in Science: An Innovation in Culturally-Inclusive Schooling
Aldous, Carol; Barnes, Alan; Clark, Julie
Teaching Science, v54 n4 p35-39 Dec 2008
A summer school in Science and Technology was held in January 2008 for nineteen Indigenous students commencing year 11 who were identified as having high academic potential in science and mathematics. Known as the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) the summer school was held at the Australian Science and Mathematics School, Flinders University, Adelaide South Australia. Selected on merit, the Indigenous students came from around the nation to participate in the ten-day innovative program. Student engagement and involvement with the concepts and conduct of science was high and the activity intense. Learning was deep and its impact on students' was profound. This paper reports on the nature of learning and teaching of science to Indigenous students at this school and seeks to answer the question "What was so innovative about the program that its impact was not merely successful but also profound?". (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia