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Gray, Marion; Thomas, Yvonne; Bonassi, Marianne; Elston, Jacinta; Tapia, Geraldine – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
Culturally safe health practitioners are essential for effective service provision to culturally diverse populations, including Indigenous Australians. Therefore, cultural safety education during training as a health care professional is an essential component in helping improve the health of Indigenous Australians. This study examined whether the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Coates, Stacey Kim; Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
There is clear evidence that Indigenous education has changed considerably over time. Indigenous Australians' early experiences of 'colonialised education' included missionary schools, segregated and mixed public schooling, total exclusion and 'modified curriculum' specifically for Indigenous students which focused on teaching manual labour skills…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education
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Synot, Edward; Graham, Mary; Graham, John; Valencia-Forrester, Faith; Longworth, Catherine; Backhaus, Bridget – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
First Peoples' knowledge at university lies within a contested knowledge space. The incompatibilities and differences between Western and First Peoples' knowledge systems means attempts to superficially 'add' First Peoples' content to university courses are often ineffective and tokenistic. Considering these issues, this paper reflects on the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Service Learning
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Martyn, Julie-Anne; Woolcock, Ann – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners (Practitioners) have a broad scope of practice and play a pivotal role in addressing health disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Practitioners are required to maintain knowledge and skill levels to provide ongoing quality care. However, continuing education (CE)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Educational Needs
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Pearson, Noel – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
In the journal article "Did DI do it? The impact of a programme designed to improve literacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote schools," Guenther and Osborne (2020) compare schoolwide NAPLAN reading scale scores for 25 Very Remote Indigenous schools implementing Direct Instruction through the Flexible Literacy…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Hansen, Louise; Hansen, Percy; Corbett, Joanna; Hendrick, Antonia; Marchant, Trudi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
This article, written by Aboriginal Nyoongar Elders, Louise and Percy Hansen and Joanna Corbett in collaboration with two Wadjella (white) academics, details the design and delivery of The Reaching Across the Divide: Aboriginal Elders and Academics working together project (RAD) which aimed to develop student cultural capabilities. It is…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Older Adults, Cooperation, Cultural Awareness
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Iddy, Hassan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
Indigenous Standpoint Theory (IST) is yet to be widely applied in guiding the conduct of research that involves Indigenous people in Africa. In reference to Tanzania, this approach is new. There has been no study in the context of Tanzania which has used IST, despite the presence of many Indigenous people in the country. IST is widely used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Research Methodology, Cultural Relevance
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D'Aietti, Karen; Lewthwaite, Brian; Chigeza, Philemon – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
This article documents a teaching journey in a 6/7 class with 20 Torres Strait Islander students in the curriculum area of literacy, over the course of one academic year. Specifically, this action research study explores a classroom teacher's efforts to navigate and respond to the prominent teaching model of explicit instruction and culturally…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Geographic Regions, Pacific Islanders
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Baxter, Lindy; Meyers, Noel – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
This project focused on 45 Indigenous students who attended most often (90-100%) at an Australian urban primary school to identify factors that facilitate high attendance. We analysed student records and to provide student voice, an Indigenous Worker in the school conducted a student questionnaire. Student responses showed friendships,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Indigenous Populations, Attendance Patterns
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Stern, Daniel; Burgess, Cathie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
This paper explores the unique challenges, experiences and circumstances that enable and/or constrain non-Aboriginal teachers involved in teaching the Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies syllabus in the New South Wales (NSW) curriculum (2010). Drawing on the yarning inquiry methodology of Bessarab and Ng'andu, seven semi-structured interviews were…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Indigenous Populations, Course Descriptions, Teacher Attitudes
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Anderson, Leticia; Riley, Lynette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
The shift to massified higher education has resulted in surges in the recruitment of staff and students from more diverse backgrounds, without ensuring the necessary concomitant changes in institutional and pedagogical cultures. Providing a genuinely inclusive and 'safer' higher education experience in this context requires a paradigm shift in our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Sulelino, Renny; Chen, Yan; Henning, Marcus – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
The objective of this paper is to explore the learning challenges of a group of first-year Papuan medical students. Perspectives were obtained from a group of Papuan medical students (attaining high and low grades) and Faculty staff (Papuan and Non-Papuan) at the University of Cenderawasih, Indonesia. This qualitative case study research employed…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Learning Experience, Indigenous Populations, Student Adjustment
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Horning, Darwin; Baumbrough, Beth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
This paper considers two different Indigenous-led initiatives, the Neeginan initiative (Winnipeg, Canada) and the Kaupapa Maori movement (New Zealand), within the context of urban Indigenous self-determination, examining the role, or contributions of, each towards the realisation of Indigenous self-determination. Neeginan originates from, and…
Descriptors: Urban Population, Indigenous Populations, Self Determination, Foreign Countries
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Hearn, Shane; Funnell, Sarah – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in higher education can play a critical role in transforming lives and is the trajectory to closing the gap and reducing disadvantage. Despite recent progress, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remain significantly under-represented in higher education. Poor retention and…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Student Personnel Services, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate
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Bishop, Michelle; Vass, Greg – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2021
Culturally responsive approaches to schooling (CRS) aim to address pervasive inequities that exist in education. More specifically, CRS practices seek to improve the experiences and academic achievements of marginalised and minoritised learners, such as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In this paper, we consider the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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