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Ryder, Courtney; Mackean, Tamara; Ullah, Shahid; Burton, Heather; Halls, Heather; McDermott, Dennis; Edmondson, Wendy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Socially accountable health curricula, designed to decrease Aboriginal health inequities through the transformation of health professional students into culturally safe practitioners, has become a focal point for health professional programmes. Despite this inclusion in health curricula there remains the question of how to best assess students in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Health Personnel, Indigenous Populations, Social Differences
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Melchert, Belinda; Gray, Marion; Miller, Adrian – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Health professionals must understand Indigenous perspectives to deliver effective health services. This study set out to determine the amount, type and effectiveness of current Indigenous content in an occupational therapy curriculum at an Australian regional university and the progress in meeting the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (NAHS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education
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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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Burgess, Cathie; Cavanagh, Paddy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
A lack of teacher awareness of the cultural and historical background of Aboriginal students has long been recognised as a major causative factor in the failure of Australian schools to fully engage Aboriginal students and deliver equitable educational outcomes for them. Using Wenger's communities of practice framework, this paper analyses the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Indigenous Populations, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Edmonds-Wathen, Cris – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
Effective mathematics teaching for Indigenous language speaking students needs to be based on fair expectations of both students and teachers. Concepts of "age-appropriate learning" and "school readiness" structure assessment expectations that entire cohorts of Indigenous language speaking students are unable to meet. This…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Readiness, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Taylor, Raegina – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article describes how five pre-service teachers at similar stages of completion in their course at an Australian university responded to case studies on Indigenous education topics such as government policies, developing relationships, and teacher attitudes in the final assessment of a core unit of study. With the intent of encouraging…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Thomas J.; Baturo, Annette R.; Matthews, Chris; Sun, Huayu – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
A one-year mathematics project that focused on measurement was conducted with six Torres Strait Islander schools and communities. Its key focus was to contextualise the teaching and learning of measurement within the students' culture, communities and home languages. Six teachers and two teacher aides participated in the project. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Mathematics Instruction
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Reid, Jo-Anne; Santoro, Ninetta; Crawford, Laurie; Simpson, Lee – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
In this paper we report the findings of research that has examined, from first-hand accounts, the career pathways of Indigenous Australians who have studied to become teachers. We focus on one key aspect of the larger study: the nature and experience of initial teacher education for Indigenous student teachers. Elsewhere we have reported on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Attitudes
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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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de Plevitz, Loretta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2006
Recent reports on Indigenous education have revealed that high proportions of students have been placed in special classes for intellectual disability or behaviour disorders. This is not an isolated phenomenon. Indigenous students in Canada and Romani children in Europe are also disproportionately represented in special schooling. This paper asks…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Racial Segregation, Mental Retardation, Special Classes
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Michaelson, Matthew Thomas – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2006
Education Queensland's Remote Area Incentives Scheme (RAIS) is intended to provide financial and other benefits to teachers who choose to accept employment in undesirable locations in the state. On paper, this scheme claims that remoteness from an urban centre is the foremost measure of a school's undesirability. However, the percentage of…
Descriptors: State Schools, Indigenous Populations, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Warren, Elizabeth; Cooper, Tom J.; Baturo, Annette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This study examined teachers' perceptions of the role of teacher aides in mathematics classrooms in rural and remote Indigenous communities. Twelve teachers from three schools in rural and remote Queensland participated in the study. The results from the first year of the project indicated that there were differences in how these teachers worked…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Aides, Mathematics Instruction, Indigenous Populations