National Talkblack – Andrew Plastow

National Talkblack – Andrew Plastow

We had on Andrew Plastow, principle at Ngutu College, talking about how he has opened up Ngutu College in Adelaide. He spent decades as a public school principal, but then left the system in despair at curriculum trends he believed were not empowering Aboriginal students. “It was that frustration of Aboriginal children being seen in the deficit — ‘close the gap, close the gap, close the gap’,” he said. The Kamilaroi man decided to act on his frustrations and founded a new school, Ngutu College, grounded in Indigenous ways of teaching.

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