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Nakata, Martin; Nakata, Vicky; Day, Andrew; Peachey, Michael – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The current change agenda to improve the persistently lower rates of access, participation and outcomes of Indigenous Australians in higher education is a broad one that attempts to address the complex range of contributing factors. A proposition in this paper is that the broad and longer-term focus runs the risk of distracting from the detailed…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education
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Ryder, Courtney; Mackean, Tamara; Ullah, Shahid; Burton, Heather; Halls, Heather; McDermott, Dennis; Edmondson, Wendy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Socially accountable health curricula, designed to decrease Aboriginal health inequities through the transformation of health professional students into culturally safe practitioners, has become a focal point for health professional programmes. Despite this inclusion in health curricula there remains the question of how to best assess students in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Health Personnel, Indigenous Populations, Social Differences
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Australian undergraduate programmes implementing Indigenous studies courses suggest transformative educational outcomes for students; however, the mechanism behind this is largely unknown. To begin to address this, we obtained baseline data upon entry to tertiary education (Time 1) and follow-up data upon completion of an Indigenous studies health…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Britt, Eileen; Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Naswall, Katharina; Henderson, Jacki – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper provides a description of a postgraduate clinical psychology training programme's journey towards becoming more biculturally responsive and how the learnings from this have been applied to the wider Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (UC), Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The paper includes a discussion of cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Clinical Psychology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Rennie, Sandra – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
'What is my story? Like you, I have many', wrote feminist academic Sara Ahmed (Ahmed, 2010, p. 1). She asks, what is yours, what is mine? and begins her story at a table. 'Around the table a family gathers', she says, 'Always we are seated in the same place. . .as if we are trying to secure more than our place' (Ahmed, 2010, p. 1). In this paper,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Females, Feminism
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McDowall, Ailie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Our work as educators is entangled in questions of how colonisation privileges particular epistemologies and ontologies, ethical responsibilities and the reproduction of privilege or exclusion through education. Working with preservice teachers as they shape their social and ethical responsibilities allows the opportunity to effect social change…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Reflection
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Manning, Richard – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article draws upon historical evidence and theoretical insights to critique the New Zealand government's negative response to a popular petition developed by students of Otorohanga College. The petition called for the New Zealand Land Wars to become a 'prescribed course of study' (topic) in New Zealand schools. This article consequently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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Bright, David; Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In her recent work, Sara Ahmed explores wilfulness as a negative charge made by some against others, thinking about the relationship between ill will and good will, the particular and the general, and the embeddedness of will in a political and cultural landscape. In Ahmed's reading, wilfulness is a characteristic often ascribed to those who do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Educational Research, Mentors
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Trimmer, Karen; Gower, Graeme; Lock, Graeme – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
The education of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities has received considerable attention in both the literature and government policy in the 21st century. The participation and graduation rates for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Graduation Rate
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Andersen, Clair; Edwards, Ann; Wolfe, Brigette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
"Riawunna" is an Aboriginal word meaning "a place of learning" for Aboriginal people, from entry level to tertiary studies, at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and operates on Hobart, Launceston and Burnie campuses. The Riawunna Centre was established to encourage Aboriginal people to aspire to higher levels of education, and…
Descriptors: Imagery, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration, Pacific Islanders
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Durey, Angela; Taylor, Kate; Bessarab, Dawn; Kickett, Marion; Jones, Sue; Hoffman, Julie; Flavell, Helen; Scott, Kim – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Progress has been slow in improving health disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians and other Australians. While reasons for this are complex, delivering healthcare respectful of cultural differences is one approach to improving Indigenous health outcomes. This paper presents and evaluates an intercultural…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Capacity Building, Intercultural Programs
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Thorpe, Katrina; Burgess, Cathie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
This paper explores and challenges our assumptions as lecturers about preservice teachers' knowledge and beliefs entering a mandatory Indigenous Studies subject. A total of 38 focus groups were conducted over two years (2011-2012) with preservice teachers enrolled in teaching degrees at the University of Sydney. Findings were analysed to identify…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teachers, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Melchert, Belinda; Gray, Marion; Miller, Adrian – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Health professionals must understand Indigenous perspectives to deliver effective health services. This study set out to determine the amount, type and effectiveness of current Indigenous content in an occupational therapy curriculum at an Australian regional university and the progress in meeting the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (NAHS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Dann, Tomzarni – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Aboriginal Australians are entering university in greater numbers than in past decades, yet many struggle to complete their degrees. This paper reports on the qualitative component of a research project aimed at enhancing understandings about this issue by investigating student perspectives about those structures that facilitate or impede their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Qualitative Research
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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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