Reconciliation education is a teaching-learning framework for improving participants' attitudes toward other groups of people based on classroom action research findings. The other group may possess characteristics diverse from participants’ own, such as a different ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, etc. Participants engage in a positive discourse about the other group to counter negative or prejudiced attitudes toward them held by participants and/or wider society.
Reconciliation education was developed by Dr Adam Paul Heaton based on findings from his 2014 doctorate of philosophy study. The study found that as Australian Grade 8 students engaged in a positive discourse about Aboriginal Australians they developed more positive attitudes toward the other group. Points of commonality exist with allophilia and reconciliation.
In the media
- National Library of Australia (2013). ""I stopped to think" Aboriginal anti-racism pedagogy in middle school / Adam Paul Heaton". Trove. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
- Charles Darwin University (December 2013). ""I stopped to think" Aboriginal anti-racism pedagogy in middle school". Charles Darwin University. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
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- Pittinsky, Todd (2013). "Allophilia—a new framework for understanding effective intergroup leadership". Center for Public Leadership. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
- Heaton, Adam (2020). "Closing the gap between 'us' and 'them': The role of perspective taking and empathy in Reconciliation Education. International Journal of Arts and Social Science, 3(4), 52-8" (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- Heaton, Adam (2020). "Reconciliation Education: A new conceptual framework for interrupting prejudices and developing positive inter-group perspectives. International Journal of Education Humanities and Social Science, 3(2), 223-227" (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- Research Gate (May 2019). "The Importance of Students Engaging in Anti-Racism Education: A Case Study". Retrieved 24 July 2020.
- Heaton, Adam (2018). "Kids can show prejudice and teachers can show them another path. Issues in Educational Research, 28(4), 940-954" (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- "Let's Bust Some Myths". Reconciliation Australia. 2018.
- Heaton, Adam (2020). "Combatting racism to create a better Australia: the potential of the national cross-curriculum priority of teaching Aboriginal histories and cultures. Australian Aboriginal Studies, Issue 1". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
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