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Kitchenham, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This three-year research study examined the influence of interactive technologies on the math achievement of Indigenous students in Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 technology-equipped classrooms in a rural elementary school in British Columbia, Canada. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher conducted semistructured interviews and collected math…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preferences, Educational Technology, Interaction
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Isogai, Andrea; McCarthy, Daniel D.; Gardner, Holly L.; Karagatzides, Jim D.; Vandenberg, Skye; Barbeau, Christine; Charania, Nadia; Edwards, Vicky; Cowan, Don; Tsuji, Leonard J. S. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Northern First Nations in Canada have experienced environmental change throughout history, adapting to these changes based on personal experience interacting with their environment. Community members of Fort Albany First Nation of northern Ontario, Canada, have voiced their concern that their youths' connection to the land is diminishing, making…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Intergenerational Programs
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Robertson, Carmen – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article explores the concepts advanced from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)-funded project, "Exploring Problem-Based Learning pedagogy as transformative education in Indigenous Australian Studies". As an Indigenous art historian teaching at a mainstream university in Canada, I am constantly reflecting on how to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Interdisciplinary Approach, Courses
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Richardson, Cathy; Thomas, Robina; Green, Jacquie; Ormiston, Todd – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article documents the establishment of the Indigenous Specializations program in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. In the absence of funding for Indigenous programs, First Nations professors Robina Thomas and Jacquie Green developed the Indigenous Specializations program "off the side of their desk". This…
Descriptors: Program Development, Outcomes of Education, Social Work, Indigenous Populations
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Hauser, Vivian; Howlett, Catherine; Matthews, Chris – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
In Australia, Indigenising the curriculum is increasingly acknowledged as a possible avenue for addressing Indigenous under-representation in tertiary science education in a culturally appropriate and relevant manner. While no Australian university has implemented such a program, there is much to be learnt about the inherent complexities of…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, College Science, Science Education, Environmental Education
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Jordan, Steven; Stocek, Christine; Mark, Rodney; Matches, Stacy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
The paper will present findings from a Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHRC) funded participatory evaluation conducted over the past four years in the Cree nation of Wemindji in Quebec, Canada. COOL (Challenging Our Own Limits) or "Nigawchiisuun" in Cree, was launched in 2003 as part of a broader program of governance…
Descriptors: World Views, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Beatch, Michelle; Le Mare, Lucy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
In this qualitative study, over the period of one year, we assessed the appropriateness of a mainstream early childhood education intervention, the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) programme, in five on-reserve First Nations communities, by focusing on the experiences of the Aboriginal women who delivered the programme.…
Descriptors: Females, Early Childhood Education, Ownership, Home Instruction
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Oloo, James Alan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
Educational outcomes for Aboriginal students in British Columbia, and Canada in general, are a cause for considerable concern. High dropout rates, low participation, completion and success rates at educational institutions have challenged educators for decades. Solutions have included lowering admission requirements for Aboriginal candidates and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Problems, Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives
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Anderson, Kirk David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
What were the influences on the Inuit of Northern Labrador preceding the creation of the self-governing territory of Nunatsiavut? What are the preterritorial influences of the Inuit on the territory's five schools? To answer these questions and to share the success of one Indigenous people, the Nunatsiavut Inuit (the Inuit of Northern Labrador,…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Eskimo Aleut Languages
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Settee, Priscilla; Thomas-Prokop, Shelley – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2007
This paper describes the process of engaging the extended Indigenous community within Saskatoon and the surrounding First Nations communities in what would be a first major research project between Indigenous communities and the University of Saskatchewan. A management committee was established comprised of all the major Saskatoon/Saskatchewan…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Battiste, Marie; Bell, Lynne; Findlay, Isobel M.; Findlay, Len; Henderson, James Youngblood – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
Illustrating contexts for and voices of the Indigenous humanities, this essay aims to clarify what the Indigenous humanities can mean for reclaiming education as Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies. After interrogating the visual representation of education and place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, the essay turns to media constructions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Humanities, Photography
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Michell, Herman – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
The purpose of this exploratory article is to illustrate the worldview, epistemology and relationship with the natural world from a Nehithawak (Woodlands Cree) perspective. The contents of the article represent a personal narrative of an educator of Woodlands Cree cultural heritage from the Reindeer Lake area of northern Canada. A brief history of…
Descriptors: World Views, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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Antone, Eileen M. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
Since humanities arise from a specific place and from the people of that place, this article will focus on Peacemaker's revolutionary teachings about the seed of law. Long before the people from across the ocean arrived here on Turtle Island (North America) there was much warfare happening. According to John Mohawk (2001, para. 1), an Iroquoian…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Humanities, Indigenous Populations, American Indians
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Baskin, Cyndy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2005
As Aboriginal peoples gain more access to schools of social work, the academy needs to respond to their educational needs. This involves incorporating Aboriginal worldviews and research methodologies into social work education. This paper focuses on one definition of worldviews according to Aboriginal epistemology and implements an anti-colonial…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Epistemology