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Zoellner, Don; Stephens, Anne; Joseph, Victor; Monro, Davena – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This case study of an adult and community education provider based in far north Queensland describes its capacity to balance various iterations of public policy against its vision for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders. Community-controlled organisations wanting to contribute to economic and social development in regional/remote…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Community Education
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Plater, Suzanne; Mooney-Somers, Julie; Lander, Jo – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to critically review and analyse the public representations of mature-age university students in developed and some developing nations and how they compare to the public representations of mature-age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in Australia ("students" also refers to graduates…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, College Students, Foreign Countries
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El Sayed, Faeka; Soar, Jeffrey; Wang, Zoe – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This research aims to create and evaluate a model for a culturally appropriate, interactive, multimedia and informative health program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers that aims to improve the capacity to independently control their learning within an attractive learning environment. The research also aims to provide…
Descriptors: Identification, Indigenous Populations, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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Stasiuk, Glen – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
Storytelling is an integral part of life for Indigenous Australians. Before the arrival of Europeans and continuing after; gathered around the campfire in the evening stories were and are still shared; passed from one generation to the next. In modern times, in addition to a continuing oral traditions, another method of storytelling has risen from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Story Telling, Oral Tradition
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Bond, Hilary – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
This paper explores, with a qualitative framework, critical social theory and thematic analysis, the narratives of many Aboriginal elders of Mornington Island (Kunhanhaa) about their history and their potential to form productive kin-based relationships with visiting teachers in order to influence the curriculum and pedagogy delivered at the local…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Social Theories, School Community Relationship, Participatory Research
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McGloin, Colleen – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
This is a reflective paper that explores Martin Nakata's work as a basis for understanding the possibilities and restrictions of non-Indigenous academics working in Indigenous studies. The paper engages with Nakata's work at the level of praxis. It contends that Nakata's work provides non-Indigenous teachers of Indigenous studies a framework for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Self Concept, Social Environment
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Boughton, Bob – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
The focus of this paper is adult literacy, and the impact this has on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual and community health. It directs attention to those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and adults who have not benefited from the formal school education system, and who, as a consequence, have very low levels of…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Literacy Education, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Minniecon, Deanne; Franks, Naomi; Heffernan, Maree – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
Utilising Nakata's (2007) description of the "cultural interface", two Indigenous researchers and one non-Indigenous researcher examine their development of Indigenous research in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities conducted from within an institution of higher education. The authors reflect on their experiences in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Researchers, Community Study, Community Surveys
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Gunstone, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
In 1991, the Australian Parliament implemented a formal 10-year process of reconciliation. The aim of the process was to reconcile Indigenous and non-Indigenous people by the end of 2000. The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR) was established to promote the process. The process had three broad goals: improving education, addressing…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Community Involvement, Community Coordination, Community Planning
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Settee, Priscilla; Thomas-Prokop, Shelley – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
This paper describes the process of engaging the extended Indigenous community within Saskatoon and the surrounding First Nations communities in what would be a first major research project between Indigenous communities and the University of Saskatchewan. A management committee was established comprised of all the major Saskatoon/Saskatchewan…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Peng, Xuefang – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
The Hmong are the second largest tribal group in Thailand. Hmong society is stratified by both age and gender. Women were considered inferior to men in Hmong traditional society. There was a strong bias against education for Hmong women in the past. Hmong women's access to education has improved with recent developments in the socio-economy and…
Descriptors: Females, Hmong People, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Makuwira, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
The recent hype and ascendancy in the discourse of community capacity-building has generated a lot of heated debate among development and policy experts on its applicability in various contexts. In particular, questions have been raised on the presuppositions inherent in the discourse and, more so, the tension that exists between theory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Community Development, Indigenous Populations
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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