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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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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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Hindle, Rawiri; Hynds, Anne; Averill, Robin; Meyer, Luanna; Faircloth, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
We propose the use of an ontological perspective to shift current thinking about the phenomenon of home/school partnerships, particularly through an examination of school leaders (leadership team)--community relationships that seek to better serve Indigenous students and their communities. We reanalysed focus group interviews of indigenous Maori…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Focus Groups
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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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Baynes, Renee – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
With the introduction of the Australian National Curriculum containing the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures" Cross-Curriculum Priority (CCP) and "Intercultural Understanding" General Capability, there has been a renewed push to embed Indigenous content into secondary school subjects. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Indigenous Knowledge
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Jeurissen, Maree – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Te reo Maori, the Indigenous language of Aotearoa (New Zealand), remains 'endangered' despite concentrated ongoing efforts to reverse declining numbers of speakers. Most of these efforts have focused on te reo Maori immersion education settings as these were considered the most effective means to ensure the survival of the language (May &…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Magson, Natasha R.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Nelson, Genevieve F.; Yeung, Alexander S.; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This research explored gender and cross-cultural similarities and differences in the motivational profiles of Indigenous Papua New Guinean (PNG) and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Secondary students (N = 1,792) completed self-report motivational measures. Invariance testing demonstrated that the Inventory of School Motivation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Student Motivation, Mastery Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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Herbert, Jeannie; McInerney, Dennis M.; Fasoli, Lyn; Stephenson, Peter; Ford, Lysbeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article reports on the findings of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project, "Building the future for Indigenous students", an investigation of the hopes and dreams for the future of over 1,000 secondary students, 733 of whom were Indigenous, living in very remote, remote, and urban locations in the Northern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Qualitative Research
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Ava, Aue Te; Rubie-Davies, Christine; Airini; Oven, Alan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
This research examines outcomes from introducing cultural values into Cook Islands secondary schools during two cycles of action research comprising planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The cultural values upon which the physical education lessons were based were: "taueue" (participation), "angaanga kapiti"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Physical Education
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Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
MindMatters, implemented by Principals Australia Institute, is a resource and professional development initiative supporting Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of members of school communities, preferring a proactive paradigm (Covey, 1989) to the position of "disaster…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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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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Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H.; Dillon, Anthony; Craven, Rhonda G. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
The notion of academic disengagement, regardless of its specific conceptualisation (e.g., cognitive, affective, or behavioural) is one that has received considerable attention within the educational and social psychological literature, especially with regard to disadvantaged minority groups. Although such research has done much to identify the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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