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Thorpe, Katrina; Burgess, Cathie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
This paper explores and challenges our assumptions as lecturers about preservice teachers' knowledge and beliefs entering a mandatory Indigenous Studies subject. A total of 38 focus groups were conducted over two years (2011-2012) with preservice teachers enrolled in teaching degrees at the University of Sydney. Findings were analysed to identify…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teachers, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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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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Caffery, Jo – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Australia is rapidly losing its Indigenous multicultural and multilingual identity. This vast continent has lost 90 per cent of its Indigenous languages and cultures, without adequate documentation, and risks losing the rest by 2050 if action is not taken. There are formal, accredited linguistics courses designed specifically for Indigenous…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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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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Macdonald, Maryanne; Gringart, Eyal; Gray, Jan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Whilst some improvements to Indigenous education outcomes have occurred in recent years, there remains considerable inequity in the educational experiences and long-term engagement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. One of the factors contributing to the challenging environment for Indigenous students is dissonance of social norms, as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Dann, Tomzarni – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Aboriginal Australians are entering university in greater numbers than in past decades, yet many struggle to complete their degrees. This paper reports on the qualitative component of a research project aimed at enhancing understandings about this issue by investigating student perspectives about those structures that facilitate or impede their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan; Harrison, Neil – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Drawing on demographic data collected from interviews with 50 Indigenous Australians with a doctoral qualification and 33 of their supervisors, this paper provides the first detailed picture of Indigenous doctoral education in Australia, with the focus on study modes, age of candidates, completion times and employment. It also analyses data…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Interviews, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries
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McKnight, Anthony – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Social justice is often the primary framework that directs academics to embed Aboriginal perspectives into teacher education programmes. The effectiveness and limitations of social justice as a catalyst and change agent was examined when six school of education academics from an Australian regional university were introduced to Yuin Country as…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Heckenberg, Robyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
This paper presents an Indigenous perspective on the significance of land, culture and Indigenous rights. The United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples promote the importance of traditional Indigenous societies, such as Aboriginal Australians. Participating in caring for country methods and having a close on-going…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Cultural Context, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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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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Benveniste, Tessa; Dawson, Drew; Rainbird, Sophia – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
Recent media and policy focus in remote Aboriginal education has turned to boarding schools. The general rhetoric is that boarding schools will allow Indigenous Australian students to have access to quality education and to learn to "walk in two worlds". However, to date, there has been very little exploration of the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Students, Boarding Schools
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Townsend, Philip – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This paper outlines PhD research which suggests mobile learning fits the cultural philosophies and roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are preservice teachers in the very remote Australian communities where the research was conducted. The problem which the research addresses is the low completion rates for two community-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Handheld Devices, Pragmatics
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Lovell, Judith – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The role of artistry in transformative maintenance of law and custom is a theme widely researched and discussed in Aboriginal arts related literature. However, it is the aim of this paper to contribute to a wider discourse about learning and economic participation in remote Australia, and in particular the role of multimodality as a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Background, Heritage Education
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