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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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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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Andersen, Clair; Edwards, Ann; Wolfe, Brigette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
"Riawunna" is an Aboriginal word meaning "a place of learning" for Aboriginal people, from entry level to tertiary studies, at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and operates on Hobart, Launceston and Burnie campuses. The Riawunna Centre was established to encourage Aboriginal people to aspire to higher levels of education, and…
Descriptors: Imagery, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration, Pacific Islanders
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Spillman, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The global standardization reform movement in education has seduced many Indigenous education policy makers in Australia, providing a powerful neoliberal discourse to further consolidate their focus on Indigenous educational defcit. "A Share in the Future", the latest review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory is an…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Program Descriptions
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Ruddell, Nicholas; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The Indigenous Sky Stories Program may have the potential to deliver significant and long-lasting changes to the way science is taught to Year 5 and 6 primary school students. The context for this article is informed by research that shows that educational outcomes can be strengthened when Indigenous knowledge is given the space to co-exist with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Maher, Marguerite; Buxton, Lisa – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" emphasises that children's own identity is constructed within their given context of family and community. This article presents the findings of a multiple case study project undertaken within five remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. Community Elders were…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Prereading Experience, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
MindMatters, implemented by Principals Australia Institute, is a resource and professional development initiative supporting Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of members of school communities, preferring a proactive paradigm (Covey, 1989) to the position of "disaster…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Kendall; Denton, Marijke – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Supporting children in their early development and learning has long-term benefits for both them and the broader community. Yet in Australia we still have significant examples of inequality of opportunity (Allan, 2010) and other structural barriers to family wellbeing, particularly in Indigenous and rural and remote communities (Bourke, Humphreys,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Barney, Katelyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article explores the shift in terminology that occurred in a 2-year Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)-funded curriculum renewal project that set out to broadly explore current teaching and learning practice in Indigenous Australian studies (www.teaching4change.edu.au). While we started with the term "Problem-Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
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Andersen, Clair – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian schools continue to have poor education and health outcomes, and the introduction of a new national curriculum may assist in redressing this situation. This curriculum emphasises recommendations which have been circulating in the sector over many years, to require teacher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, National Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kutay, Cat; Mooney, Janet; Riley, Lynette; Howard-Wagner, Deirdre – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article explores a project at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney, funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2011, titled "Indigenous On-Line Cultural Teaching and Sharing". One of the team members (Kutay) was also a project team member on the ALTC-funded project "Exploring PBL in Indigenous Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Education
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Harrison, Neil; Murray, Belinda – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This project has been developed on Darug country, Sydney to examine how pre-service and beginning teachers can work with Aboriginal people in their local urban community. These teachers often want to know how to approach an Aboriginal "community", how they can ask Aboriginal people for information in order to include it in their…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
In this article, I take a creative and autoethnographic approach to reflect upon processes of decolonisation in Indigenous Australian studies classrooms. Positioning myself as a non-Indigenous educator, I take the reader on a journey through my search for pedagogy which makes space for the colonial, difficult and messy politics of race, whiteness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Reflection, Ethnography
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Faulkner, Simon; Ivery, Penny; Wood, Lisa; Donovan, Robert – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
This article discusses the development, implementation and impact of a social development program developed by the Holyoake Institute in Western Australia for use in schools. The program DRUMBEAT uses hand drumming to engage young people in social learning that assists them in integrating more fully into mainstream school and community life.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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