The CNS project aims to develop a whole-of-school approach to addressing some key challenges to providing equitable, quality education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

On these pages you will find a variety of resources that underpin our approach ⎼ including outcomes from the Aboriginal Voices Project which articulate the challenges schools and communities face.

Peer reviewed papers

Aboriginal cultural educators teaching the teachers: mobilising a collaborative cultural mentoring program to affect change

C Burgess, V Harwood (2021)
The Australian Educational Researcher Read

Decolonising Indigenous education: the case for cultural mentoring in supporting Indigenous knowledge reproduction

C Burgess, M Bishop, K Lowe (2020)
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 43:1, 1-14 Read


The impact of Learning from Country on teachers’ understandings of place and community: insights from the Culturally Nourishing Schooling project

D Commbs, S Langdon, Z Jabir, C Burgess, R Amazan (2024)

Australian Educational Researcher



Aboriginal Community-led Preservice Teacher Education: Learning from Country in the City  

K Thorpe, C Burgess, S Egan (2021)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 46(1), 55-73 Read


Pathways to progress? – collective conscientisation and progressive school reform in Aboriginal education

R Amazan, J Wood, K Lowe, G Vass (2023)

Critical Studies in Education, 1-17 Read

Sovereign and pseudo-hosts: The politics of hospitality for negotiating culturally nourishing schools

S Weuffen, K Lowe, C Burgess, K Thompson (2023)

The Australian Educational Researcher. Special Issue: Aboriginal Voices: The state of Aboriginal student experiences in Australian secondary school project, 50(1), 131-146 Read

Towards an Australian model of culturally nourishing schooling

K Lowe, I Skrebneva, C Burgess, N Harrison, G Vass (2020)
Journal of Curriculum Studies, 53:4, 467-481 Read


Rhetoric vs Reality: The Disconnect between Policy and Practice for Teachers Implementing Aboriginal Education in their Schools

C Burgess, K Lowe (2022)

Education Policy Analysis Archives 30 (97), 1-23


Educators engaged in curriculum work: Encounters with relationally responsive curriculum practices

G Vass, D Coombs, A Woods, K Lowe (2023)

The Curriculum Journal Read


Transforming schooling practices for First Nations learners: culturally nourishing schooling in conversation with the theory of practice architectures

K Lowe, K Thompson, G Vass, C Grice (2024)

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education


Decolonising schooling practices through relationality and reciprocity: embedding local Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom 

M Bishop, G Vass, K Thompson (2019) 

Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-19 Read