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ERIC Number: EJ909861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Addressing the Foundations for Improved Indigenous Secondary Student Outcomes: A South Australian Qualitative Study
Rahman, Kiara
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v39 p65-76 2010
It is well documented, that Indigenous students, compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts, attend school less frequently, and are more likely to develop anti-schooling attitudes leading to their early exit from school (Hayes et al., 2009; Gray & Partington, 2003; Hunter & Schwad, 2003). Although research does suggest that there has been some gradual improvements in some areas of education over the years, serious gaps still remain between Indigenous and non-Indigenous student learning outcomes. There is a great need, to build on the more significant research on Indigenous education that is focused on exploring the achievement potentials of Indigenous students to address the foundations for improved Indigenous student outcomes. This paper reports on a South Australian qualitative study based on interviews with 36 Indigenous senior secondary students, on factors which facilitate improved learning and achievement, leading to higher levels of secondary school completion among Indigenous youth.
University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3365-1969; Fax: +61-7-3365-6855; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia