IndigenousX guest Warren MundineStarting today, the Guardian Australia and IndigenousX  are hosting an online Twitter  debate with Warren Mundine over the next week on Australian government priorities for education.

Guardian discussion article: the importance of role models and education

IndigenousX Q&A with Warren Mundine

Warren Mundine is chairman of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advisory Council, designed to inform the policy implementation of the Prime Minister and Coalition Government.

The MATSITI team encourage you and your networks to l contribute to this important  discussion:

  • Will an attendance strategy focusing on parents be effective?
  • What have we learned from the past about effective strategies to improve Indigenous education? What Works explored this in great detail.
  • How have you best supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in your school and community?
  • Increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our schools is aa key strategy to improve engagement and attendance, and provides jobs

Open letter from Professor Peter Buckskin (PDF) to Indigenous educators to get involved in this online discussion.

If you have a Twitter account, you can add your voice to the debate on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education priorities – go to www.twitter.com/IndigenousX

If not, creating a Twitter account is easy at https://twitter.com/signup . Social media is a powerful channel to influence and advocate for reforms for our people.

The IndigenousX forum is open until next Thursday 6 February.

“Our stories, our way”: each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX twitter account to discuss topics of interest to them as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Contact IndigenousX admin Luke Pearson for more details of this and future events: @LukeLPearson

Note that Warren Mundine is holding the conversation as a private citizen rather than representing the views of the Council.

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