Improving education for indigenous kids

Less than a third of indigenous students complete high school compared to more than three quarters of their non-indigenous counterparts.

Aboriginal education researchers from Edith Cowan University found that while high profile initiatives such as Closing the Gap and the Northern Territory Intervention have worked to close the educational gap, the rate of closure has been too slow.

Researchers examined the underlying factors that alienate indigenous students from school and recommend teachers gain a stronger understanding of these issues and how they interact to improve education outcomes.

Read more at Edith Cowan University