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Vaughan, Karen – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
This paper will discuss some personal philosophies and rationales in approaching and delivering Indigenous Australian studies--approaches that have been influenced and informed by experienced and knowledgeable educators both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It doesn't aim or pretend to be unique or innovative in its arguments or approach; instead,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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Restoule, Jean-Paul – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
This paper relates findings from learning circles held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with urban Aboriginal men. The purpose of the circles was to determine how an Aboriginal cultural identity is formed in urban spaces. Education settings were mentioned by the research participants as a significant contribution to their cultural identity…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Indigenous Populations, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
In this paper I explore the special type of thinking, moving and dancing place which is opened up for decolonisaton when students engage in an embodied pedagogical practice in Indigenous education. I examine what decolonisation means in this context by describing the ways in which the curriculum, the students and me, and more generally the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Dance, Music, Dance Education
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McConaghy, Cathryn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
In the formulation of new humanities--knowledge, truth and social action brought together in the defence of what makes us human in this place and time--there is also the need to identify the obstacles to honouring our humanity. This paper continues the task of critically examining contemporary forms of inhumanity, in this instance as perpetuated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities, Barriers, Identification
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Bin-Sallik, MaryAnn; Adams, Isabella; Vemuri, Siva Ram – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
The Indigenous Australian population is not only considerably younger than the non-Indigenous population but is also on the rise. The challenge for many is to provide the kind of education that equips young Indigenous Australians with the necessary skills for managing their money. This challenge is further compounded, as the adult Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Money Management, Financial Services, Change Strategies
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Nakata, Martin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
As we move forward with the shaping of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research agendas and directions in Australia we are confronted with many issues basic to the beginning of any discipline: the problem of small numbers; the complexity and enormity of the problems; the diversity in the intellectual field; the limited albeit developing…
Descriptors: Expertise, Foreign Countries, Agenda Setting, Research Needs
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Harrison, Neil – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This paper applies the findings of doctoral research undertaken in the Northern Territory. It draws on extended interviews with nine Indigenous students studying at university to produce four findings for classroom learning and teaching, one of which highlights the need to recognise Aboriginal English as a focal point of the curriculum for both…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Well Being, English (Second Language)
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Norman, Heidi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This paper explores teaching strategies for communicating complex issues and ideas to a diverse group of students, with different educational and vocational interests, that encourage them to develop critical thinking, and explores pedagogies appropriate to the multidisciplinary field of Aboriginal studies. These issues will be investigated through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Thatcher, Kristy; Seldon, Camille – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach in which students encounter a problem and systematically set about finding ways to understand the problem through dialogue and research. PBL is an active process where students take responsibility for their learning by asking their own questions about the problem and in this paper we explore…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Females, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Warren, Elizabeth; Cooper, Tom J.; Baturo, Annette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This study examined teachers' perceptions of the role of teacher aides in mathematics classrooms in rural and remote Indigenous communities. Twelve teachers from three schools in rural and remote Queensland participated in the study. The results from the first year of the project indicated that there were differences in how these teachers worked…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Aides, Mathematics Instruction, Indigenous Populations
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Massie, Robyn; Theodoros, Deborah; McPherson, Bradley; Smaldino, Joseph – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
Sound-field amplification is an educational tool that allows control of the acoustic environment in a classroom. Teachers wear small microphones that transmit sound to a receiver system attached to loudspeakers around the classroom. The goal of sound-field amplification is to amplify the teacher's voice by a few decibels, and to provide uniform…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Intervention, Acoustics, Classroom Environment
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Nelson, Alison; Allison, Heather – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
The need for additional support for Indigenous children at school is well documented. Occupational therapists are well positioned to form part of this support. However, many occupational therapists report that Indigenous families do not access their services and when they do, the occupational therapist feels uncertain about how best to meet their…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Focus Groups, Occupational Therapy, Indigenous Populations
Shnukal, Anna – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
Imposition of English in Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula (Australia) schools led to the development of Torres Strait Creole (TSC), now widely spoken. Common formal errors that TSC-speaking students make in written English are described and related to linguistic transfer. Cultural vocabulary, core cultural values reflected in TSC, and the…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Creoles, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
Appleyard, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
A case study of Aboriginal education in Geraldton, Western Australia, looked at the cycle of low educational attainment, unemployment, and poverty; national and state programs to support Aboriginal students and parent involvement; and community attitudes toward existing programs and proposed improvement strategies. A 1-year plan is detailed for…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement
Howard, Damien – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
Fifty-two Indigenous adults in Northern Territory (Australia) who were returning to education reflected on their earlier experiences in school and on factors that contributed to their motivation to stay in school or drop out early. Factors included family support and family problems, influence of friends, problems with other students, and good and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Academic Persistence, Adult Students, Dropouts
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