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Creating culturally respectful primary schools through professional enquiry and learning. Dear Staff,. Your school is invited to participate in professional inquiry & learning as part of this Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant Program 2007-2009

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creating culturally respectful primary schools through professional enquiry and learning
Creating culturally respectful

primary schools through

professional enquiry and learning

dear staff
Dear Staff,
  • Your school is invited to participate in professional inquiry & learning as part of this Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant Program 2007-2009
  • The following slides will provide more information for you about the Project
an opportunity to explore learn and rethink ways to
An opportunity to explore, learn and rethink ways to:
  • build a whole school culture that respects and values cultural diversity and opposes racism
  • develop a school culture that handles differences and conflict between individuals and groups in ways that enhance relationships
enact curriculum on these topics to
Enact curriculum on these topics to:
  • increase students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in respecting diversity and managing conflict constructively
  • enrich VELS focus in the domains of
    • interpersonal learning
    • civics and citizenship
    • the humanities (history)
    • languages other than English and
    • communication
slide5
Why?
  • Australia's increasing cultural diversity promises many benefits but also creates significant challenges, including the potential for conflict that reduces social cohesion
  • All school communities are increasingly being called on to respond productively and proactively to these challenges
  • Problem:
    • There is little research-based evidence of what best supports schools in this work
research questions
Research questions:
  • The cultural diversity of Australian communities is growing
  • As a key part of these communities, how can we best support schools to:
    • navigate the challenges
    • grow the benefits and
    • build more respectful, inclusive and productive school communities?
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How?
  • For participating schools we will provide during 2008 & 2009 at no cost:
  • For ALL staff:
    • The opportunity to attend one full day of professional enquiry and learning in cultural diversity and conflict resolution
  • For a core team of 3-5 staff (including the Principal)
    • 6 days of high quality professional enquiry and learning in cultural diversity and conflict resolution over an 18 month period.
  • Ongoing support throughout this time to develop and implement programs in their school
the project team is
The project team is:
  • Glenda MacNaughton
  • Liz Freeman
  • Eleanor Wertheim
  • Margot Trinder
  • Merlyne Cruz
  • Anne Farrelly
  • We work at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University
what do schools need to do
What do schools need to do?

Schools need to commit to:

  • All staff attending one full professional learning day
  • A core team of 3-5 staff (including the Principal) attending 6 days of professional learning over an 18 month period
  • Providing opportunities for dissemination of the information to the school community
  • Providing teacher replacement costs
what do teachers need to do
What do teachers need to do?
  • Have an intention to remain at the same school for the duration of the project
  • Complete activities between professional learning days
  • Participate in the research component of this project through the completion of questionnaires
implementation and maintenance of initiatives in schools are enhanced when
Implementation and maintenance of initiatives in schools are enhanced when …
  • Teachers are actively engaged in tailoring the program to meet the specific needs of their students and community
  • Professional learning teams are established
  • Ongoing support is provided
    • through meetings with your professional learning team and the ERIS project manager
evaluation
Evaluation
  • Places are limited!
  • Selected schools will be randomly assigned to a full program or a comparison group
  • Comparison group schools will be asked to assist:
    • by having teachers complete on-line questionnaires (with teacher release funds to aid participation)
    • by facilitating student interviews
  • Comparison group schools will be offered:
    • a modified professional learning activity at a negotiated time and
    • access to program resources at the end of the study
discussion questions for schools
Discussion questions for schools
  • Is this an area our school would like to develop?
  • Does our school have the capacity to support this project over the next two years?
  • Do at least 80% of the staff support participating in the project?
  • If ‘Yes’ to all these questions, submit an application form by Wednesday 24th October 2007
our partners in this project are
Our partners in this project are:
  • Scanlon Foundation
  • Catholic Education Office Melbourne
  • St Anthony's Primary School, Alphington
  • Haig St Primary School, Heidelberg
  • Australian Psychological Society, Psychologists for Peace Interest Group
further enquiries and applications
Further enquiries and applications
  • Contact: Margot Trinder
  • Email: trinderm@unimelb.edu.au
  • Phone: 8344-0991; Fax: 8344-0995
  • Postal address

The University of Melbourne

Faculty of Education – Queensberry St Building

VIC 3010

  • ERIS website http://www.latrobe.edu.au/psy/research/eris/index.html