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Torepe, Toni K.; Manning, Richard F. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article draws on data from a research study (Torepe, 2011) that investigated the lived experiences of six Maori teachers who recently graduated from the Hoaka Pounamu (Graduate Diploma in Immersion and Bilingual Teaching) course at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The primary objective was to gain a deeper understanding of the lived…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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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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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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Zoellner, Don; Stephens, Anne; Joseph, Victor; Monro, Davena – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This case study of an adult and community education provider based in far north Queensland describes its capacity to balance various iterations of public policy against its vision for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders. Community-controlled organisations wanting to contribute to economic and social development in regional/remote…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Community Education
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Guenther, John; Disbray, Samantha; Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The Remote Education Systems (RES) project within the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) has, over the last four years, gathered and analysed qualitative data directly from over 230 remote education stakeholders and from more than 700 others through surveys. The research was designed to answer four questions:…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations
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Plater, Suzanne; Mooney-Somers, Julie; Lander, Jo – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to critically review and analyse the public representations of mature-age university students in developed and some developing nations and how they compare to the public representations of mature-age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in Australia ("students" also refers to graduates…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, College Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
The education system, as it relates to very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, faces challenges. While considerable resources have been applied to very remote schools, results in terms of enrollments, attendance and learning outcomes have changed little, despite the effort applied. The Cooperative Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Attendance, Outcomes of Education
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Osborne, Sam; Guenther, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Recent debates in Australia, largely led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island academics over the past 5 or so years, have focused on the need for non-Indigenous educators to understand how their practices not only demonstrate lack of understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, but even deny their presence. This debate has…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Teaching Methods, Rural Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Osborne, Sam; Guenther, John – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
This article sets the scene for the series of five articles on "red dirt thinking". It first introduces the idea behind red dirt thinking as opposed to "blue sky thinking". Both accept that there are any number of creative and expansive solutions and possibilities to identified challenges--in this case, the challenge of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders
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Plater, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
In 2008, almost 40% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion at The University of Sydney failed to complete the course. Although this was not considered unusual when compared to previous years, the decision was made to investigate why so many students struggled to meet the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Promotion, Stakeholders, Semi Structured Interviews
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Maxwell, Jacinta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
State and Federal education departments have increasingly recognised the importance of community consultation in the development of school curricula, and the requirement for teachers to consult with Indigenous communities is explicit in many curriculum documents. This article reports the findings of research into how teachers of senior Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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McNamara, Karen Elizabeth; McNamara, John Patrick – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Reading seasons and environments has been a long-held practice for Torres Strait Islanders through their close relationships with their islands and seas. This research project worked with elders on Erub (Darnley) Island, in the eastern group of islands in the Torres Strait, to document and synthesise their knowledge of seasonal patterns and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Manning, Richard F.; Macfarlane, Angus H.; Skerrett, Mere; Cooper, Garrick; De Oliveira, Vanessa; Emery, Tepora – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article draws upon a Maori metaphor to describe the theoretical framework underpinning the methodology and findings of a research project completed by researchers from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 2010. It explains how and why the project required the research team to synthesise key information from four New Zealand Ministry…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Figurative Language
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