A new project is underway to improve mathematical learning by Indigenous students in Western Australia’s east Kimberley region. Six schools are taking part, all based in self-governing Indigenous communities. The project uses a learning model that was developed by Stanford University for use with disadvantaged low-performing students in the USA adapted to the Australian Indigenous context. It combines high-quality, challenging mathematics content, group work, use of the students' home language and allowance for different learning styles.
Aboriginal students at Kalkaringi School in the Northern Territory have demonstrated striking academic success after the introduction of a more challenging curriculum – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.