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Culture seen as key to Indigenous education – Yahoo!7 News

by aanationtalk on December 19, 2012406 Views

December 19, 2012

Indigenous educators say introducing Aboriginal culture to school curriculums could improve attendance and learning.

The Federal Government is promising to focus on Indigenous education, after its latest NAPLAN national report showed Indigenous students were not catching up to the mainstream.

The CEO of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, Danielle Toon, says local culture is promoted and explored in the three schools it manages.

She says this makes parents more likely to send their children to school.

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