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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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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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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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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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Wilson, Byron; Abbott, Tammy; Quinn, Stephen J.; Guenther, John; McRae-Williams, Eva; Cairney, Sheree – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people score poorly on national mainstream indicators of wellbeing, with the lowest outcomes recorded in remote communities. As part of a 'shared space' collaboration between remote Aboriginal communities, government and scientists, the holistic Interplay Wellbeing Framework and accompanying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Empowerment
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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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Osborne, Samuel; Rigney, Lester-Irabinna; Benveniste, Tessa; Guenther, John; Disbray, Samantha – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The 2014 Wilson review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory recommended boarding school models as the preferred secondary education option for very remote Aboriginal students. This study considers boarding uptake by Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of the Northern Territory. An examination of boarding programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Boarding Schools, Secondary Education
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