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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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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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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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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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Heyeres, Marion; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne; Redman-MacLaren, Michelle; Britton, Amelia; Rutherford, Katrina; Tsey, Komla – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
In meeting the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the capacities of school staff are critical. There is very limited evidence for relevant capacity development initiatives. This evaluation reports a multicomponent SEL training intervention delivered to staff of an Australian education…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Student Welfare, Indigenous Populations, Boarding Schools
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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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Stephens, Anne; Monro, Davena – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper integrates the findings of two evaluations into the effectiveness of human health workforce training delivery and outcomes. In the period 2012-2015, Wontulp-Bi-Buya College ran the Certificate III in Addictions Management and Community Development and the Certificate IV in Indigenous Mental Health: Suicide Prevention. The key findings…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Well Being, Enrollment, Withdrawal (Education)
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Walsh, Lucas; Zyngier, David; Fernandes, Venesser; Zhang, Hongzhi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
In 2016, data was collected from eighty-one Indigenous young people in Australia through surveys and focus groups, which provide insight into the experiences of citizenship and democracy by young Indigenous Australians. This paper examines the attitudes of these young Indigenous Australians in relation to conventional political, economic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Youth, Citizenship
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