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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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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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Andersen, Clair – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
There are numerous aspects to becoming an effective, culturally competent health practitioner, among these is the need to "become knowledgeable about the historical and sociopolitical backgrounds of clients" (Bemak et al., 2003, p. 26). It has been established that culturally sensitive empathy has the potential to contribute greatly to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Cultural Awareness, Empathy, Indigenous Populations
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Andersen, Clair; Bunda, Tracey; Walter, Maggie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
The participation rate of Indigenous people in higher education is comparatively disparately low across all sectors. In this paper we examine the pivotal role of the university sector in addressing this inequity and releasing the potential for increased Indigenous enrolment, participation and completion in higher education. Indigenous higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, College Role, Disproportionate Representation