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Osborne, Sam; Guenther, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Recent debates in Australia, largely led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island academics over the past 5 or so years, have focused on the need for non-Indigenous educators to understand how their practices not only demonstrate lack of understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, but even deny their presence. This debate has…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Teaching Methods, Rural Education, Foreign Countries
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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