ERIC Number: ED348193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
The Remote Aboriginal Education Project.
This paper addresses the need for research in relation to Aboriginal students in locations geographically distant from formal education services. The principles and policies of the Aboriginal Education Policy (AEP) have secured funding for Northern Territory Aboriginal education projects. These principles include: (1) the involvement of Aboriginal people in educational decision making; (2) equality of access to educational services; (3) increased Aboriginal participation in education; and (4) equitable and appropriate outcomes for Aboriginal people. Examination of the participation, retention, and graduation rates of Aboriginal students from remote areas indicates a lack of educational equity. Significant interstate/territory developments coordinated by the Australian Education Council (AEC) has also demonstrated the need for research projects, especially at the secondary level. One proposed research project would examine a range of possible modes of secondary education delivery. The other proposal would seek to assist with documentation of an existing secondary education project in the Tanami Region of Central Australia. This report identifies possible resources to facilitate this research, locations where the research could take place, and possible funding sources. A collaborative effort is needed at the design and implementation stages, involving those affected by the research, i.e., Aboriginal people and the education systems that need the research findings for effective planning. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Cameron, Jim M. R., Ed.; Griffith, Dennis A., Ed. Education, Equity, and the Crisis in the Rural Community. Proceedings of the Rural Education Research Association Conference (Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, February 1992); see RC 018 770.