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Shortland, Lorrin Ruihi; Locke, Terry – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article reports on what happened when a Rumaki putaiao kaiako (Science) teacher at a New Zealand high school trialled the use of creative narratives with her Year-10 students as a way of developing their understanding of the human digestive system. These students were members of the school's Maori immersion unit, and creative narratives were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Teachers
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Briggs, Allan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper aims to provide some insight into the links between attendance, retention and engagement of Indigenous senior students in an urban environment. A study of 58 students from two urban high schools during the period 2009-14 was undertaken. The study used data from a variety of school records, as well as informal interviews with students.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Indigenous Populations, Attendance, School Holding Power
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Fitch, Nicole; Ma'ayah, Fadi; Harms, Craig; Guilfoyle, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Participation in sport during high school has been linked with a range of educational and developmental benefits. However, there is limited research investigating the benefits of participation in sport from the perspective of Aboriginal former youth sports participants. The purpose of the current research was to investigate how participation in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth Programs, Graduate Surveys, Athletics
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Watson, Shalini – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
This article presents a number of possibilities that digital technologies can offer to increase access for Indigenous people to higher education in Australia. Such technologies can assist Indigenous high school students acquire the knowledge and skills they require to be accepted into higher education courses. They can also assist Indigenous…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Exell, Mike – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in high schools has had positive effects on the retention of Indigenous students, providing important pathways into further education and the workforce. However, low-level literacy (and numeracy) skills can make successful completion difficult, especially for students who speak Standard Australian English as…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Dialects, Literacy, Vocational Education
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Maxwell, Jacinta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
State and Federal education departments have increasingly recognised the importance of community consultation in the development of school curricula, and the requirement for teachers to consult with Indigenous communities is explicit in many curriculum documents. This article reports the findings of research into how teachers of senior Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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Appanna, Subhashni Devi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Some Indigenous students are at risk of academic failure and science teachers have a role in salvaging these equally able students. This article firstly elucidates the research entailed in Indigenous science education in Australia and beyond. Secondly, it reviews the cultural and language barriers when learning science, faced by middle and senior…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, At Risk Students, Science Instruction
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Reta, Medi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
Narratives have always been integral to Indigenous knowledge transfer. In this autoethnography the author shares her border crossings between her Indigenous knowledge systems and the often dominant Western knowledge system. Pertinent to these experiences are the stark contrasts that exist between the two knowledge systems and their educational…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders