ERIC Number: ED225796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
The Aboriginal Australian in Northern-Eastern Arnhem Land. Resources Review.
The paper examines the nature of current curriculum and resource materials related to Aboriginal studies, and reviews the curriculum materials "The Aboriginal Australian in North-Eastern Arnhem Land" which were trialled with Year 8 and Year 9 classes during 1980 in four Queensland State High Schools - Kingston, Mackay North, Murgon, and Pimlico. The first section of the report provides an overview of Aboriginal studies in the curriculum in Queensland, outlines 10 points of contention in the portrayal of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in current curriculum, and suggests publications which provide a sound basis for initial resource appraisal and selection. The second section describes "The Aboriginal Australian in North-Eastern Arnhem Land", which is distinguishable from other materials in that it is produced by Australians, is about Australians, and most importantly, provides information which is beyond the means of most classroom teachers to collect, let alone collate and structure. The section on materials in use incorporates feedback from the trailled materials in four State high schools within the description of the materials. Implementation strategies - a case study - are discussed in terms of authorization, organization, teacher support, problems, and solutions. A summary and two appendices conclude the report. (AH)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Textbook Bias
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).