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ERIC Number: ED362665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 15
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Issues in Aboriginal Adult Education: Balancing Academic Skills and Personal/Political Development.
Shore, Sue
Two types of programs are currently targeted specifically toward adult Aboriginal people in Australia: (1) compensatory programs that are designed to compensate for lapses and defects in the education they have received in the regular educational system; and (2) support programs based on provision of academic support, personal support, and an environment supportive of a positive sense of Aboriginal identity. Because of the unique history of their development and the special problems they have encountered as members of a minority group, Aboriginal people have a unique set of basic education political education and community development needs. The most effective way of meeting these diverse needs would be through integrated development of academic and personal/political skills programs for Aboriginal adults in order to give adequate consideration to the historical and political factors influencing their educational needs in the 1990s. At present, however, the links between personal/political development and academic skills in many programs targeted toward Aboriginal people are being marginalized in a political and economic climate that encourages funding of educational programs based on the outcomes of learning rather than on the value of the learning process itself. (Contains 27 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Australia