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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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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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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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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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Britt, Eileen; Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Naswall, Katharina; Henderson, Jacki – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper provides a description of a postgraduate clinical psychology training programme's journey towards becoming more biculturally responsive and how the learnings from this have been applied to the wider Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (UC), Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The paper includes a discussion of cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Clinical Psychology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Lydster, Cameron; Murray, Jason – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper reports on experiences of Indigenous students and staff involved in Bond Indigenous Tutoring (BIT). It aimed to gain insight regarding topics including challenges faced by Indigenous students, why some students discontinued their studies, and concepts of success at university. Findings revealed the main challenges included the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Australian undergraduate programmes are implementing curriculum aimed at better preparing graduates to work in Indigenous health settings, but the efficacy of these programmes 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…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Health Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Nakata, Martin; Nakata, Vicky; Day, Andrew; Martin, Gregory; Peachey, Michael – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of statements from Indigenous students in an Australian university that describe how they use supplementary tutors. The analysis provides some evidence that students use tutors for much more than the prescribed remedial purpose to assist with gaps in assumed academic knowledge and skills to prevent subject…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Tutors, Foreign Countries
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Hammine, Madoka; Keskitalo, Pigga; Katjaana Sarivaara, Erika – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Conducted in northern Finland, this study examines Sámi language teachers' professional identities through their narratives of language acquisition. We focus on how teachers' professional identities are shaped by their language acquisition process. The results are based on the narratives of nine North, Inari and Skolt Sámi language teachers. Two…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Rennie, Sandra – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
'What is my story? Like you, I have many', wrote feminist academic Sara Ahmed (Ahmed, 2010, p. 1). She asks, what is yours, what is mine? and begins her story at a table. 'Around the table a family gathers', she says, 'Always we are seated in the same place. . .as if we are trying to secure more than our place' (Ahmed, 2010, p. 1). In this paper,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Females, Feminism
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McDowall, Ailie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Our work as educators is entangled in questions of how colonisation privileges particular epistemologies and ontologies, ethical responsibilities and the reproduction of privilege or exclusion through education. Working with preservice teachers as they shape their social and ethical responsibilities allows the opportunity to effect social change…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Reflection
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Manning, Richard – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article draws upon historical evidence and theoretical insights to critique the New Zealand government's negative response to a popular petition developed by students of Otorohanga College. The petition called for the New Zealand Land Wars to become a 'prescribed course of study' (topic) in New Zealand schools. This article consequently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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