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Price, Anne; Jackson-Barrett, Elizabeth; Gower, Graeme; Herrington, Jan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The work of Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs) in Australian schools is complex and multifaceted, and yet it is often misunderstood, or worse, devalued. Added to this, the conditions of employment for many AEWs is often insecure, with minimal pay, few opportunities for career progression or meaningful professional development. Despite this there…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Schools, Teachers
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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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Fogarty, William; Riddle, Stewart; Lovell, Melissa; Wilson, Ben – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In a policy landscape dominated by forces that seek to continually reshape education according to market logics, there are particular impacts on the seemingly intractable crisis of Indigenous education policy making. Entrenched discourses of deficit result in education policy continually being 'done to' communities, with little heed paid to the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literacy
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Auld, Glenn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper explores how the colonial hegemony of racism in Australia could be disrupted in schools by introducing mandatory reporting of racism by teachers in Australia, and addresses the benefits and risks of mandatory reporting of racism. Using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as a case study, the ongoing prevalence of racism in schools is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Teacher Role, Disclosure
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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; Dixon, Roselyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In Australia and Europe, government agencies and not-for-proft organisations (NFPOs) have had long involvement in the funding and provision of community disability services. Signifcant change has occurred in Australia over the past two decades in the way government funds are expended, with marketplace mechanisms increasingly being used. As a…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Indigenous Populations, Special Education, Foreign Countries
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Nakata, Martin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This is a reflective opinion piece, on our efforts in Australia to achieve alignment between the goals of Indigenous self-determination, Indigenous studies programmes and decolonising theory for an open and critical dialogue in south-south scholarship agendas. In this spirit, extant approaches to Indigenous studies in the Australian higher…
Descriptors: Reflection, Opinions, Alignment (Education), Self Determination
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Griffin, Lynn; Griffin, Steven; Trudgett, Michelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Cinema is an art form widely recognised as an agent to change the social condition and alter traditional norms. Movies can be used to educate and transform society's collective conscience. Indigenous Australian artists utilise the power of artistic expression as a tool to initiate change in the attitudes and perceptions of the broader Australian…
Descriptors: Films, Indigenous Populations, Change Agents, Social Change
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Gilbert, Stephanie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the first university or organisation to enter into the accreditation process with the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Part of that process includes identifying the local cultural standards and protocols that drive and shape our work as a cultural entity.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Online Courses
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Bobongie, Francis – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper explores the transitional experiences and challenges faced by girls from the Torres Strait Islands when they leave individual communities to attend boarding school in regional Queensland. The paper presents original ethnographic research using a narrative enquiry approach, capturing stories as narrated by a broad cohort of girls from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Boarding Schools, Student Experience
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Manning, Richard F. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This article draws upon a "tale from the feld" (Van Maanen, 1988) to encourage New Zealand and Australian teachers of history and social studies to appraise how their own perceptions of place and teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories impact upon their students' learning. Moreover, it explains why Uri Bronfenbrenner's (1979)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Heritage Education, Local History
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Spillman, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The global standardization reform movement in education has seduced many Indigenous education policy makers in Australia, providing a powerful neoliberal discourse to further consolidate their focus on Indigenous educational defcit. "A Share in the Future", the latest review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory is an…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Program Descriptions
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Weuffen, Sara; Cahir, Fred; Zeegers, Margaret – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The aim of this article is to provide teachers with knowledge of ways in which Eurocentric (re)naming practices inform contemporary pedagogical approaches, while providing understandings pertinent to the mandatory inclusion of the cross-curriculum priority area: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures" (Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnocentrism
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Funk, Johanna; Guthadjaka, Kathy; Kong, Gary – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
BowerBird is an open platform biodiversity website (http://www.BowerBird.org.au) and a nationally funded project under management of the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and Museum Victoria. Members post sightings and information about local species of plants and animals, and record other features of ecosystems. Charles Darwin University's Northern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Web Sites
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