School attendance basic to improving indigenous education - Langton | Pacific Beat

School attendance basic to improving indigenous education - Langton

School attendance basic to improving indigenous education - Langton

Updated 22 February 2013, 9:58 AEDT

The thorny issue of how best to teach Indigenous children continues to be the source of debate among Australia's educationalists.

At the forefront of that debate is Professor Marcia Langton who has held the foundation chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne for more than 10 years.

She has been vocal in her criticism of treating Aboriginal children differently to other students, and modifying curriculums to make lessons culturally sensitive.

Instead she's calling for a greater focus on one of the very basic elements of education - school attendance.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Professor Marcia Langton, foundation chair, Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne

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