Where do children live?

The context and environment in which children live is paramount to their success as learners in formal school settings. Mostly middle-class new teachers often lack deep understandings of culture, family, diversity and community dynamics. The most innovative teacher preparation programs embed direct community and family involvement early into their education and aim to help students become global citizens. If teachers better understand where their students come from then they will be more likely to develop engaging relationships with them.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.