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Whitinui, Paul – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a study carried out in two English-medium primary (elementary) schools (years 1-6) located in the Otago-Southland regions between 2014 and 2015. The purpose of the study aimed to explore the educational aspirations whanau Maori (i.e., Maori family) want for their children, and to build better…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
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Heyeres, Marion; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne; Redman-MacLaren, Michelle; Britton, Amelia; Rutherford, Katrina; Tsey, Komla – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
In meeting the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the capacities of school staff are critical. There is very limited evidence for relevant capacity development initiatives. This evaluation reports a multicomponent SEL training intervention delivered to staff of an Australian education…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Student Welfare, Indigenous Populations, Boarding Schools
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Rioux, Joel; Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Tom J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper reports on an Action Research project that investigated the integration of Aboriginal and Western knowledge into science learning in a Montessori classroom in regional Queensland, Australia. Drawing on the local knowledge of fauna of community members, the study explored the teaching of science to 12 year 8-9 students in an Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Biology, Science Curriculum
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Kitchenham, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This three-year research study examined the influence of interactive technologies on the math achievement of Indigenous students in Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 technology-equipped classrooms in a rural elementary school in British Columbia, Canada. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher conducted semistructured interviews and collected math…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preferences, Educational Technology, Interaction
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Ruddell, Nicholas; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The Indigenous Sky Stories Program may have the potential to deliver significant and long-lasting changes to the way science is taught to Year 5 and 6 primary school students. The context for this article is informed by research that shows that educational outcomes can be strengthened when Indigenous knowledge is given the space to co-exist with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Mokibelo, Eureka B. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Among San communities in Botswana, the rate of student disengagement from both primary and junior secondary school is an ongoing concern for educators. San learners leave school at all levels of primary and junior secondary education. Students who leave school have tended not to provide reasons as to why they are dropping out. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Labone, Elizabeth; Cavanagh, Patrick; Long, Janette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
For more than 3 decades governments and education systems have struggled to address the gaps in educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Over the past 10 years it has become increasingly apparent that central to redressing these gaps is the development of teachers who are able to effectively engage with Indigenous…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap
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Anderson, Robyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
The current study considers grade repetition rates in the early years of school, Preparatory (Prep) to Year 3, in Queensland state schools, of which there is a significant gap in the Australian research literature. Data accessed from the Queensland Government's Department of Education and Training (DET), shows that particular groups of students…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grade Repetition, Foreign Countries
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Harrington, Ingrid; Brasche, Inga – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
A federal report released by the Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA, 2009), entitled "Closing the Gap on Indigenous Disadvantage: The Challenge for Australia", highlighted the inequality that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students based on a restricted access to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Teaching Experience
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McNamara, Karen Elizabeth; McNamara, John Patrick – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Reading seasons and environments has been a long-held practice for Torres Strait Islanders through their close relationships with their islands and seas. This research project worked with elders on Erub (Darnley) Island, in the eastern group of islands in the Torres Strait, to document and synthesise their knowledge of seasonal patterns and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Kenny, Lawrence – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article examines the issues surrounding the mapping of the oral language development of Standard Australian English (SAE) in the early school years of remote and very remote Aboriginal education in the Northern Territory (NT). Currently, teachers in this context have 2 mandated documents as guides that chart the development of SAE oracy.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Students, Oral Language, Language Acquisition
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Exley, Beryl – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
This paper critiques a 2008 Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) assessment initiative known as Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks, or QCATs. The rhetoric is that these centrally devised assessment tasks will provide information about how well students can apply what they know, understand and can do in different contexts (QSA, 2009). The QCATs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Language Tests, English
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Liu, Wei-Yu; Teele, Sue – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
This paper attempts to develop an intelligence-fair assessment tool to explore the intelligence profiles of 15 second grade Amis pupils. This study was conducted in an elementary school in Taiwan with a largely Amis population of lower socioeconomic status. The results illustrate that the most developed intelligence for eight pupils was musical…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Shizha, Edward – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
Despite the end of colonialism, Zimbabwean rural school teachers still find themselves trapped in the colonial pedagogic practices that undervalue the importance of rural school children's experiential knowledge in science. This article explores the beliefs and attitudes of rural primary teachers towards incorporating Indigenous knowledge and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Indigenous Knowledge, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Munns, Geoff; Martin, Andrew; Craven, Rhonda – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
This article directly responds to issues impacting on the social and academic outcomes of Indigenous students that were identified in the recent review of Aboriginal Education conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (NSW DET) in partnership with New South Wales Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AECG). Not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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