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Clague, Liesa; Harrison, Neil; Stewart, Katherine; Atkinson, Caroline – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
School-based gardens (SBGs) are contributing to improvements in many areas of education, including nutrition, health, connectedness and engagement of students. While considerable research has been conducted in other parts of the world, research in Australia provides limited understanding of the impact of SBGs. The aim of this paper is to give a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Reflection, Research, Indigenous Populations
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Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan; Harrison, Neil – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Drawing on demographic data collected from interviews with 50 Indigenous Australians with a doctoral qualification and 33 of their supervisors, this paper provides the first detailed picture of Indigenous doctoral education in Australia, with the focus on study modes, age of candidates, completion times and employment. It also analyses data…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Interviews, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries
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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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Harrison, Neil – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
Research in Indigenous Australian education is at a dead-end. Researchers are still heading out into the field to look for new knowledge to answer old questions. The same epistemology dominates how we look, and where, while the methodology provides the researcher with a forced choice, one where either the student or the teacher is blamed for the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Indigenous Knowledge
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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)