ACER undertakes and promotes research that focuses on key issues related to the improvement of educational outcomes for Indigenous students.
See the Indigenous pages of our website for more infomation about ACER's research on Indigenous Education.

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Submissions from 2011

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Improving Educational Outcomes in the Northern Territory : preliminary advice to the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, with a particular focus on the ongoing improvement of students’ literacy and numeracy achievements, Geoff N. Masters

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Session F - Incorporating and understanding different ways of knowing in the education of Indigenous students., Jill Milroy

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Session C - Numeracy, Mathematics and Indigenous Learners: Not the same old thing., Caty Morris and Chris Matthews

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Session A - Success in the early years for remote Indigenous children., Georgie Nutton

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Two Way Teaching and Learning: Toward Culturally Reflective and Relevant Education, Nola Purdie, Gina Milgate, and Hannah Rachel Bell

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Literacy and Numeracy Learning: Lessons from the Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study for Indigenous Students, Nola Purdie, Kate Reid, Tracey Frigo, Alison Stone, and Elizabeth Kleinhenz

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Indigenous primary school experiences, Kate Reid

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Session I - Literacy and Numeracy Learning: What works for young Indigenous students? Lessons from the Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study for Indigenous Children., Kate Reid

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Keynote Address 2 - Creating Indigenous Classrooms of Tomorrow Today: What children will need to know and how to create it?, Lester-Irabinna Rigney

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Enhancing education, Sheldon Rothman, David Slattery, Sarah Buckley, and John Ainley

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Session L - Indigenous Mathematics: Creating an equitable learning environment., Grace Sarra

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Keynote Address 4 - Indigenous Education: Finding face, making space, having place., Lorna Williams

Images from 2010

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ACER Standing Committee on Indigenous Education

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OLPC in remote Indigenous communities

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National assessment program : ICT literacy years 6 & 10 report 2008, John Ainley; Julian Fraillon; Chris Freeman; and Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)

Ways of knowing: Incorporating indigenous ways of learning into education, Hannah Rachel Bell

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The utility of general self-esteem and domain-specific self-concepts: Their influence on Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ educational outcomes, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Virginia O'Rourke, and Rhonda G. Craven

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Contextual factors that influence the achievement of Australia’s Indigenous students: Results from PISA 2000–2006, Lisa De Bortoli and Sue Thomson

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Issues of social equity in access and success in mathematics learning for indigenous students, Robyn Jorgenson

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Using television to improve learning opportunities for Indigenous Children, Michele Lonsdale

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One Laptop Per Child in remote Indigenous communities, Gina Milgate

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Content fundamentals for a TV show aimed at Indigenous children aged 3 to 6: a literature review and discussion paper, David Norris

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School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students, Nola Purdie and Sarah Buckley

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Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (First Edition), Nola Purdie, Pat Dudgeon, and Roz Walker

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Using mental representations of space when words are unavailable: Studies of enumeration and arithmetic in Indigenous Australia, Robert Reeve

Closing the gap : arts education on the Top End, Ralph Saubern

Submissions from 2009

Innovate : break down your classroom walls, F Brown

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The achievement of Australia's Indigenous students in PISA 2000-2006, Lisa De Bortoli and Sue Thomson

Suspension : quick fix or lasting harm?, Sheryl Hemphill and John Hargreaves

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Culture-fair assessment leading to culturally responsive pedagogy with Indigenous students, Val Klenowski and Thelma Gertz

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A Way Forward For Indigenous Languages, Nola Purdie

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Successful sustainable literacy practice for Indigenous students, Nola Purdie

Throwing out baby with the bathwater?, P Shaw

Improving on average : a close look at maths and science, Sue Thomson

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Young Australian Indigenous students’ engagement with numeracy: Actions that assist to bridge the gap, Elizabeth Warren and Eva de Vries

Reaching their potential : what's working with Indigenous students, Jenny Wilkinson

Health and welfare, and literacy and numeracy : incredible, M Winkler

Submissions from 2008

More than just teaching : educating indigenous young people from remote communities, M Doecke

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A 'formidable challenge': Australia's quest for equity in Indigenous education, Jan Gray and Quentin Beresford

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Shoulder to Shoulder : Information for Aboriginal families who have a child or young person with a disability, Gina Milgate

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Indigenous education, imagining the future - the role of educators, Wayne Muir

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Indigenous Languages Programmes in Australian Schools - A Way Forward, Nola Purdie, Tracey Frigo, Clare Ozolins, Geoff Noblett, Nick Thieberger, and Janet Sharp

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Leadership in Indigenous education, Nola Purdie and Jenny Wilkinson

International league : Australia's standing in international tests, Sue Thomson

Dare to Achieve : a bold curriculum, M Tiller

Submissions from 2007

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Leaders acting to improve outcomes for Indigenous students, Paul Hughes, Susan Matthews, and Gavin Khan

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Embracing the challenge of leadership in Indigenous education, Chris Sarra

Submissions from 2006

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Enhancing employment opportunities for Indigenous Victorians : a review of the literature, Nola Purdie, Tracey Frigo, Alison Stone, and Wendy Dick

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Achievement of Australia's Early Secondary Indigenous Students: Findings from TIMSS 2003, Sue Thomson, Pippa McKelvie, and Hanna Murnane

Submissions from 2005

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Education and labour market outcomes for Indigenous young people., Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Indigenous students and literacy and numeracy: What does the research say?, Nola Purdie and Alison Stone

Submissions from 2004

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Australia's Indigenous Students in PISA 2000 : Results from an International Study, Lisa De Bortoli and John Cresswell

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Supporting English Literacy and Numeracy Learning for Indigenous Students in the Early Years, Tracey Frigo, Matthew Corrigan, Isabelle Adams, Paul Hughes, Maria Stephens, and Davina Woods

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New Effort Needed to Improve Indigenous Education, Suzanne Mellor and Matthew Corrigan

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The Case for Change : A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes, Suzanne Mellor and Matthew Corrigan

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Literacy and numeracy development for Indigenous students : A longitudinal study, Nola Purdie

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Engaging Indigenous Students at School: An Evaluation of the Deadly Vibe Magazine, Nola Purdie, Louise Ellis, and Alison Stone

Submissions from 2003

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Engaging Secondary School Students In Lifelong Learning, Jennifer Bryce and Graeme Withers

Submissions from 2002

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Evaluation of the University of Canberra Programme for Advanced Literacy Development Scaffolding Literacy Programme with Indigenous Children in School, John Cresswell, Catherine Underwood, Graeme Withers, and Isabelle Adams

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Diversity and learning in the early years of school, Tracey Frigo and Isabelle Adams

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Messages for Minority Groups in Australia from International Studies, Lisa Greenwood, Tracey Frigo, and Paul Hughes

Submissions from 2001

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Research into the numeracy development of Aboriginal students : implications for the NSW K-10 Mathematics Syllabus, Tracey Frigo and Lee Simpson

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15-Up And Counting, Reading, Writing, Reasoning : How Literate Are Australian Students? : The PISA 2000 Survey Of Students' Reading, Mathematical And Scientific Literacy Skills, Jan Lokan, Lisa Greenwood, and John Cresswell

Submissions from 2000

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Annotated Bibliography on Indigenous Education Issues, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Submissions from 1999

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Resources and Teaching Strategies to Support Aboriginal Children's Numeracy Learning : A Review of the Literature, Tracey Frigo

Submissions from 1998

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Enhancing English Literacy Skills In Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Students, Margaret Batten, Tracey Frigo, Paul Hughes, and Natascha McNamara

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The School to Work Transition of Indigenous Australians: A Review of the Literature and Statistical Analysis, Michael Long, Tracey Frigo, and Margaret Batten