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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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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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Guenther, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
For quite some time the achievements of students in remote Australian schools have been lamented. There is not necessarily anything new about the relative difference between the results of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote communities and their counterparts in urban, regional and rural schools across Australia. However, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Rural Schools
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Faulkner, Simon; Ivery, Penny; Wood, Lisa; Donovan, Robert – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
This article discusses the development, implementation and impact of a social development program developed by the Holyoake Institute in Western Australia for use in schools. The program DRUMBEAT uses hand drumming to engage young people in social learning that assists them in integrating more fully into mainstream school and community life.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Boylan, Colin; Wallace, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
"Learnscapes" are places where learning has been designed in ways that enhance the interaction with an environment (Tyas-Tunggal, 1997). A small rural primary school has creatively adopted a "Learnscape" as a significant focus to engage with its community. Within the school the Learnscapes Program works from the classroom to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices
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Howlett, Catherine; Seini, Monica; Matthews, Chris; Dillon, Bronwyn; Hauser, Vivian – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
Low retention of Indigenous peoples in all Australian universities has been identified as a problematic issue by the Australian Federal government. Griffith University (GU), Queensland, Australia, provided funding to examine the factors affecting Indigenous retention in higher education, with the aim of developing innovative participation and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Federal Government, School Holding Power
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Makuwira, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
This research examined different ways in which tutors of mathematics approach their tutoring among Indigenous students enrolled in the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) at Central Queensland University's Indigenous Learning, Spirituality and Research Centre. The study sought to establish whether or not there were any differences between Indigenous and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Tutoring, Teaching Methods
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Sarra, Grace – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
Cherbourg State School is some 300 kilometres northwest of Brisbane. It is situated in an Aboriginal community at Cherbourg with approximately 250 students, all of whom are Indigenous Australian children. Cherbourg State School aims to generate good academic outcomes for its students from kindergarten to Year 7 and nurture a strong and positive…
Descriptors: State Schools, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Context, Change Strategies
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Norman, Heidi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This paper explores teaching strategies for communicating complex issues and ideas to a diverse group of students, with different educational and vocational interests, that encourage them to develop critical thinking, and explores pedagogies appropriate to the multidisciplinary field of Aboriginal studies. These issues will be investigated through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness
Appleyard, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
A case study of Aboriginal education in Geraldton, Western Australia, looked at the cycle of low educational attainment, unemployment, and poverty; national and state programs to support Aboriginal students and parent involvement; and community attitudes toward existing programs and proposed improvement strategies. A 1-year plan is detailed for…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement
Dunbar-Hall, Peter – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
Music educators with little experience in Aboriginal culture have trouble teaching Aboriginal music in schools. Indigenous music activity in the Kimberley region of Western Australia illustrates four contexts in which Indigenous music could be studied: local versus national Indigenous music, and Indigenous music in relation to history, place, and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries