ADDRESS

University of South Australia

 

School of Education

Magill Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5072

 

peter.buckskin@unisa.edu.au

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© 2018 by University of South Australia

Commonwealth of Australia

Empowering Indigenous students with Mathematics and STEM education

through culturally responsive practice.

Excellence and Equity in Mathematics 

Welcome to XE

Professor Peter Buckskin PSM FACE

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Professor Buckskin speaks about the genesis of the XE Project and its significance in strengthening and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Mathematics and STEM 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (XE) is a national research project which has investigated and co-developed strategies to further support and strengthen Indigenous student’s engagement and achievement in mathematics and numeracy in Australian schools and universities.

THE PROJECT

Over its duration, the project has examined a range of professional literature, programs, practices and initiatives that seek to foster excellence and equity in Australian schooling and higher education outcomes for Indigenous students. In particular, the XE project examined programs, initiatives and practices that specifically aimed to:

FOCUS ONE

Improve Indigenous student participation and achievement in mathematics and numeracy education by closing the gap in achievement in numeracy and mathematics between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australian schools; and

FOCUS TWO

Increase the number of Indigenous students with capability and aspirations to undertake tertiary study in disciplines underpinned by mathematics.