Whole school ethos

The EATSIPS framework focuses school planning and systemic change around four action areas:
 
                Four ropes tied together represent the self, the organisation, curriculum and pedagogy, and community engagement as core action areas for embedding perspectives in schools.
 

In this diagram, four ropes tied together represent the core action areas for embedding perspectives in schools. Underpinning these action areas, or pillars, are two attributes to reflect upon. They are Personal Histories, and Attitudes and Perceptions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives become an integral part of the school’s philosophy and practice through a focus on the four action areas, or pillars and an increased consciousness of the influence that the reflective attributes have on these.

Each action area focuses on specific strategies for embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the ethos of the school and the school community.

Implementing EATSIPS requires schools to work holistically and simultaneously across a number of areas of the school in developing sustainable practices and increased outcomes across a range of targets.

 

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Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives is often seen as a curriculum issue. EATSIPS targets strategies far broader than the curriculum and provides opportunities for systemic change across the whole school and community environment.

The philosophical position of EATSIPS is visionary and seeks to move schools into a process whereby reconciliation is a lived and experienced reality.

Last updated
09 September 2014