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Maher, Marguerite; Buxton, Lisa – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" emphasises that children's own identity is constructed within their given context of family and community. This article presents the findings of a multiple case study project undertaken within five remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. Community Elders were…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Prereading Experience, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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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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Martin, Andrew J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2006
This article explores an integrative framework for a motivational psychology for the education of Indigenous students. Drawing on and adapting Graham's (1994) taxonomy for motivational psychology, it is suggested that enhancing the educational outcomes of Indigenous students involves addressing factors relevant to the self (positive identity,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Indigenous Populations, Educational Objectives, Failure