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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, 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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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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Singh, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
This is a reflective piece that examines the nature of racial complaint with reference to Dr. Kris Rallah-Baker's concerns about the racism that characterised his medical education. It will further examine the anti-racist campaign that sprung up in support of Rallah-Baker with a view to illustrating the limits of conventional critical race theory…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Critical Theory, Race, Ophthalmology
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Stajic, Janet – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner (A&TSIHW) workforce provides not only clinical skills but also responds to specific social and cultural needs of the communities they serve bringing knowledge derived from lived and embodied knowledges. The A&TSIHW is a recognised health professional within the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Personnel, Health Personnel
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Guenther, John; Osborne, Samuel – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2020
Over the 10 years of 'Closing the Gap', several interventions designed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have been trialled. In 2014 the Australian Government announced the 'Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Programme' (FLFRPSP) which was designed primarily to improve the literacy outcomes of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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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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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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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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Fogarty, William; Riddle, Stewart; Lovell, Melissa; Wilson, Ben – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In a policy landscape dominated by forces that seek to continually reshape education according to market logics, there are particular impacts on the seemingly intractable crisis of Indigenous education policy making. Entrenched discourses of deficit result in education policy continually being 'done to' communities, with little heed paid to the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literacy
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Auld, Glenn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper explores how the colonial hegemony of racism in Australia could be disrupted in schools by introducing mandatory reporting of racism by teachers in Australia, and addresses the benefits and risks of mandatory reporting of racism. Using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as a case study, the ongoing prevalence of racism in schools is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Teacher Role, Disclosure
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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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Bright, David; Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In her recent work, Sara Ahmed explores wilfulness as a negative charge made by some against others, thinking about the relationship between ill will and good will, the particular and the general, and the embeddedness of will in a political and cultural landscape. In Ahmed's reading, wilfulness is a characteristic often ascribed to those who do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Educational Research, Mentors
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Trimmer, Karen; Dixon, Roselyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In Australia and Europe, government agencies and not-for-proft organisations (NFPOs) have had long involvement in the funding and provision of community disability services. Signifcant change has occurred in Australia over the past two decades in the way government funds are expended, with marketplace mechanisms increasingly being used. As a…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Indigenous Populations, Special Education, Foreign Countries
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Griffin, Lynn; Griffin, Steven; Trudgett, Michelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Cinema is an art form widely recognised as an agent to change the social condition and alter traditional norms. Movies can be used to educate and transform society's collective conscience. Indigenous Australian artists utilise the power of artistic expression as a tool to initiate change in the attitudes and perceptions of the broader Australian…
Descriptors: Films, Indigenous Populations, Change Agents, Social Change
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