ERIC Number: ED456955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Creating an Optimistic Future for Indigenous Research in Education: Re-Visioning Both Outcome and Process. Panel Presentation Report.
Blanchard, Michelle; McKnight, Anthony; Lui-Chivizhe, Leah; Wray, Debbie; French, Kath; Sherwood, Juanita; Galleguillos, Sharon; Smith, Arthur
A panel of Indigenous staff from the Koori Centre of the University of Sydney (Australia) presented challenges, issues, and opportunities facing the field of Indigenous research in education. A new paradigm for Indigenous research is emerging in Australia that recognizes the value and efficacy of Indigenous knowledge systems and that aims to benefit communities and promote self-determination and social justice. There is much research that needs to be undertaken in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, and Indigenous Australians have become more supportive of research and development, providing that it incorporates the Indigenous research paradigm. Matters of ethics and protocols for Indigenous research are of central significance for Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. Many opportunities for collaborative research are emerging. Prime emphasis in research must be placed on relevant outcomes for Indigenous Australians--there must be benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities. Much progress has been made in research ethics during the past 15-20 years, and the outlook for the future looks brighter. Many more Indigenous Australians are now engaged directly in research planning, management, and processing of data. Incorporation of a genuine Indigenous perspective in research can improve the value, relevance, and usefulness of research. A more inclusive approach to research could help all Australians come to terms with their past and present and more optimistically contemplate their future. The quality and relevance of Indigenous research in Australia ought to be a goal of national significance. (TD)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Participatory Research, Research Methodology, Research Needs, World Views
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/bla00530.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia