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O'Brien, Grace; Trudgett, Michelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
In 1991, the Australian Government released the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report. Of the 339 recommendations, "Recommendation 62" identified that there was an alarming over-representation of Indigenous youth in contact with the criminal justice system. The report called for immediate action by governments to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Males, Juvenile Justice
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Guenther, John; Osborne, Samuel – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
Schooling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote or 'Red Dirt' communities has been cast as 'problematic', and 'failing'. The solutions to deficit understandings of remote schooling are often presented as simple. But for those who work in Red Dirt schools, the solutions are not simple, and for education leaders positioned…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Indigenous Populations, Accountability, Disadvantaged Schools
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Sarra, Chris; Spillman, David; Jackson, Cathy; Davis, John; Bray, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
Enacting high expectations for all students in the classroom is a complex undertaking. Underlying, out-of-awareness assumptions may lead to actions, behaviours or pedagogic choices that do not support these high expectations beliefs and intentions. For Indigenous education, this is compounded by public and professional discourses around deficit…
Descriptors: Expectation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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Te Ava, Aue; Page, Angela – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
This paper explores an Indigenous research methodology, the "tivaevae" model, and its application within the Cook Islands education system. The article will argue that the cultural values embedded within its framework allow for the successful implementation of this Indigenous methodology. The model draws from "tivaevae," or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Research Methodology
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Hill, Braden; Winmar, Grantley; Woods, Jenna – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
Transformative learning theory articulates a process whereby students experience a change in perspectives that expands and transforms their worldview. Despite being well established and regarded within the literature relating to adult and continuing education, Mezirow's (1978) seminal education theory remains largely absent in the research…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Attitude Change, College Graduates
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Hill, Barbara; Tulloch, Marian; Mlcek, Susan; Lewis, Melinda – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
This paper explores the impact of self-reflective processes of staff at Charles Sturt University (CSU) while undertaking an online Indigenous Cultural Competency Program (ICCP). The ICCP was designed for completion by all university staff to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary realities.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Universities, Indigenous Populations, Metacognition
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Kelly, Steven – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
This paper discusses the PhD research process from my perspective as an Aboriginal man. The paper illuminates how I navigated my way through a Western academic system using an Aboriginal framework. I give insights into the dynamics at play in both academic and traditional ways of knowing, being and doing. As an Aboriginal researcher, I was intent,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Males, Educational Experience
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Webber, Melinda; Riley, Tracy; Sylva, Katrina; Scobie-Jennings, Emma – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
When gifted Maori students feel they belong and find their realities reflected in the curriculum, conversations and interactions of schooling, they are more likely to engage in programmes of learning and experience greater school success. This article reports on a teacher-led project called the Ruamano Project, which investigated whether Maker and…
Descriptors: Expectation, Academically Gifted, Males, Pacific Islanders
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McKnight, Anthony; Harwood, Valerie; McMahon, Samantha; Priestly, Amy; Trindorfer, Jake – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
Shame is a 'slippery' concept in educational contexts but by listening to Aboriginal philosophy and Country, we can rethink its slipperiness. This article contemplates how multiple understandings of shame are derived from and coexist within colonised educational contexts. We focus on one positive example of Indigenous education to consider how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Influences
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Nakata, Martin; Nakata, Vicky; Day, Andrew; Peachey, Michael – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The current change agenda to improve the persistently lower rates of access, participation and outcomes of Indigenous Australians in higher education is a broad one that attempts to address the complex range of contributing factors. A proposition in this paper is that the broad and longer-term focus runs the risk of distracting from the detailed…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education
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Ryder, Courtney; Mackean, Tamara; Ullah, Shahid; Burton, Heather; Halls, Heather; McDermott, Dennis; Edmondson, Wendy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Socially accountable health curricula, designed to decrease Aboriginal health inequities through the transformation of health professional students into culturally safe practitioners, has become a focal point for health professional programmes. Despite this inclusion in health curricula there remains the question of how to best assess students in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Health Personnel, Indigenous Populations, Social Differences
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Price, Anne; Jackson-Barrett, Elizabeth; Gower, Graeme; Herrington, Jan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The work of Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs) in Australian schools is complex and multifaceted, and yet it is often misunderstood, or worse, devalued. Added to this, the conditions of employment for many AEWs is often insecure, with minimal pay, few opportunities for career progression or meaningful professional development. Despite this there…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Schools, Teachers
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Whitinui, Paul – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a study carried out in two English-medium primary (elementary) schools (years 1-6) located in the Otago-Southland regions between 2014 and 2015. The purpose of the study aimed to explore the educational aspirations whanau Maori (i.e., Maori family) want for their children, and to build better…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
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Watts, Janet; Gardner, Rod; Mushin, Ilana – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Failure to adequately address language differences between home and school is one of the many ways in which education systems frequently disadvantage Aboriginal students. Children from predominantly Aboriginal English-speaking homes face specific challenges, as the language differences between their home variety and the Standard Australian English…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Australian undergraduate programmes implementing Indigenous studies courses suggest transformative educational outcomes for students; however, the mechanism behind this is largely unknown. To begin to address this, we obtained baseline data upon entry to tertiary education (Time 1) and follow-up data upon completion of an Indigenous studies health…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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