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Miller, Jodie; Warren, Elizabeth; Armour, Danielle – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2020
This paper examines the outcomes of a 4-year implementation of a mathematics program (Representations, oral language and engagement in Mathematics: RoleM) for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students' learning of mathematics across the first 4 years of primary school (Foundation--Year 3). It specifically aims to determine how…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Power, Des – Sign Language Studies, 2013
Many Australian Aboriginal people use a sign language ("hand talk") that mirrors their local spoken language and is used both in culturally appropriate settings when speech is taboo or counterindicated and for community communication. The characteristics of these languages are described, and early European settlers' reports of deaf…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Sign Language, Foreign Countries, Speech
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Frawley, Jack; Fasoli, Lyn – School Leadership & Management, 2012
This article explores the concept of interculturalism and its complementary relationship with the Aboriginal Australian idea of "both ways". The need for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff to learn to be intercultural teachers and leaders, as well as the needs of the system to work interculturally to achieve educational outcomes, is…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Leadership, Cultural Pluralism, Indigenous Knowledge
Gwynne, Kylie; Cairnduff, Annette – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Aboriginal people fare worse than other Australians in every measure of health, including in a ten-year gap in life expectancy, infant mortality, cardiovascular disease, dental disease, mental health, chronic disease and maternal health. Despite sustained government effort, progress to improve Aboriginal health has been very slow. The collective…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Verdon, Sarah; McLeod, Sharynne – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2015
Internationally, cultural renewal and language revitalisation are occurring among Indigenous people whose lands were colonised by foreign nations. In Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are striving for the re-voicing of their mother tongue and the re-practicing of their mother culture to achieve cultural renewal in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Native Language Instruction, Language Maintenance
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Jorgensen, Robyn – Education 3-13, 2012
The educational performance of Aboriginal Australians lags behind non-Indigenous Australians with the gap increasing the longer students remain at school. The Australian government has released its Closing the Gap policy with the specific intent to redress gaps in health, education and housing, as these are seen as key indicators to life success.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Indigenous Populations, Community Involvement, Educational Quality
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Chaffey, Graham W.; Bailey, Stan B.; Vine, Ken W. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of dynamic testing as a method for identifying high academic potential in Australian Aboriginal children. The 79 participating Aboriginal children were drawn from Years 3-5 in rural schools in northern New South Wales. The dynamic testing method used in this study involved a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Dann, Tomzarni – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Aboriginal Australians are entering university in greater numbers than in past decades, yet many struggle to complete their degrees. This paper reports on the qualitative component of a research project aimed at enhancing understandings about this issue by investigating student perspectives about those structures that facilitate or impede their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Thomas, Jerry R.; Alderson, Jacqueline A.; Thomas, Katherine T.; Campbell, Amity C.; Elliott, Bruce C. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
In a review of 46 meta-analyses of gender differences, overhand throwing had the largest gender difference favoring boys (ES greater than 3.0). Expectations for gender-specific performances may be less pronounced in female Australian Aborigines, because historical accounts state they threw for defense and hunting. Overhand throwing velocities and…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Males, Indigenous Populations
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Dean, Jenny – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Australia and its Indigenous peoples have experienced what one commentator has called "a juxtaposition of first and third worlds", manifest, among other aspects, in lower levels of education achievement compared with other Australians. Specifically, profound levels of educational inequality have been observed for Aboriginal Australians…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement
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Bailey, Benjamin; Arciuli, Joanne – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with autism spectrum disorder, used interchangeably with the term autism, are among the most marginalised people in Australian society. This review maps out existing and emerging themes in the research involving Indigenous Australians with autism based on a search of the peer-reviewed and grey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Autism
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Lloyd, D.; Boyd, W. E. – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Community engagement is increasingly important in environmental management. While such engagement has tended to comprise only one-way communication, genuine engagement often requires meaningful cross-cultural communication. This paper explores issues surrounding engagement with Australian indigenous communities, suggesting that the construction of…
Descriptors: Role, Schemata (Cognition), Indigenous Populations, Self Concept
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Bennett, Rebecca; Hill, Braden; Jones, Angela – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
There is a gap in queer theory and higher education literature, regarding how queer university teachers negotiate their sexuality in cross-cultural classrooms. This article moves to address this gap by examining the complex intersection between gay teacher identity and cross-cultural sensitivity, evident in the stories of two queer academics.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexuality, Teachers
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Leane, Jeanine – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
This research begins with the premise that non-Aboriginal students are challenged by much Aboriginal writing and also challenge its representations as they struggle to re-position themselves in relation to possible meanings within Aboriginal writing. Many non-Aboriginal students come to read an Aboriginal narrative against their understanding of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Literature, Indigenous Populations
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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Bennell, Debra; Anderson, Roz; Cooper, Inala; Forrest, Simon; Exell, Mike – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Drawing from a study of the experiences of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, this paper presents an overview of the specific needs of these students as they enter and progress through their tertiary education. Extracts from a set of case studies developed from both staff and student interviews and an online…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Needs
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