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Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
The education system, as it relates to very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, faces challenges. While considerable resources have been applied to very remote schools, results in terms of enrollments, attendance and learning outcomes have changed little, despite the effort applied. The Cooperative Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Attendance, Outcomes of Education
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Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie; Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
When people talk about education of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the language used is often replete with messages of failure and deficit, of disparity and problems. This language is reflected in statistics that on the surface seem unambiguous in their demonstration of poor outcomes for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Indigenous Populations, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Bat, Melodie; Guenther, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
In Australia, the "remote education system" presents itself as a simple system where the right inputs, such as quality teachers and leaders will engender the outputs that have been set by the system, such as certain levels of English literacy and numeracy. The system has measures in place, including national testing, to report on its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Educational Change, Indigenous Populations