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Nakata, Martin; Nakata, Vicky; Day, Andrew; Peachey, Michael – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
The current change agenda to improve the persistently lower rates of access, participation and outcomes of Indigenous Australians in higher education is a broad one that attempts to address the complex range of contributing factors. A proposition in this paper is that the broad and longer-term focus runs the risk of distracting from the detailed…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Academic Support Services, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education
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Britt, Eileen; Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Naswall, Katharina; Henderson, Jacki – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
This paper provides a description of a postgraduate clinical psychology training programme's journey towards becoming more biculturally responsive and how the learnings from this have been applied to the wider Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (UC), Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The paper includes a discussion of cultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Clinical Psychology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Trimmer, Karen; Gower, Graeme; Lock, Graeme – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
The education of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian universities has received considerable attention in both the literature and government policy in the 21st century. The participation and graduation rates for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Graduation Rate
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Williams, Lewis; Bunda, Tracey; Claxton, Nick; MacKinnon, Iain – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Addressing our growing planetary crisis and attendant symptoms of human and human-ecological disconnect, requires a profound epistemological reorientation regarding how societal structures are conceived and articulated; named here as the collective work of decolonisation. While global dynamics are giving rise to vital transnational solidarities…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Epistemology, Migrants, Communities of Practice
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McDowall, Ailie; Ramos, Fabiane – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper takes us into the Writing Borderlands, an ambiguous in-between space borrowed from Anzaldúa's concept of Borderlands, where we as PhD students are in a constant state of transition. We argue that theorising from a decolonial position consists of not merely using concepts around coloniality/decoloniality, but also putting its core ideas…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Epistemology, Academic Discourse
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Tocker, Kimai – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Through tracing in detail the story of schooling for three individuals, this article provides a rich description of the way that education impacted on the lives of many Maori between the early 1900s and the year 2000. Although there is extensive research on the historical colonising effects of schooling on Maori and te reo Maori (the Maori…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Story Telling
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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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Stoffer, Jasmin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
There are still no major assessment and diagnostic tools that educators can use to properly assess our Inuit students' learning. Cultural safety as it is currently defined in New Zealand educational research (Macfarlane et al., 2007) is necessary in creating a classroom community that encourages the appreciation of culture and worldview, and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Evaluation Methods, Indigenous Populations, Research Needs
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Determining the writing skill level of students commencing tertiary education is a key element in predicting their likely study success and in providing appropriate writing development opportunities. Writing tests constructed around written instructions often assume high levels of reading and comprehension skills, which in some instances impose…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Tests, Skill Analysis, Prior Learning
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Charles, Harvey; Harris, Michelle; Carlson, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Indigenous Studies is a rapidly growing field of enquiry both nationally and internationally. The internationalisation of the discipline is dependent on its interdiciplinarity and on the collaborative efforts of interdisciplinary scholars. Colonised Indigenous people globally share similar experiences despite differences in histories and contexts.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Global Approach
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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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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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Riley, Lynette; Howard-Wagner, Deirdre; Mooney, Janet – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The article describes the teaching and learning framework that underpins a Kinship Online Module aimed at delivering online cross-cultural training at the university level. It is based on an existing workshop designed and presented to non-Aboriginal staff and students by Lynette Riley, a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree. In doing…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Constructivism (Learning), Problem Based Learning, Indigenous Populations
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Pridham, Bruce; Martin, Dona; Walker, Kym; Rosengren, Rosie; Wadley, Danielle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The Australian National Program Standards for Teacher Education prioritises knowledge of culturally inclusive practices and challenges the educational community to present research on well-structured, inclusive, cross-curricula education partnerships. This article meets this challenge as it explores a core unit of work for undergraduate teachers…
Descriptors: National Standards, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations
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Higgins, Marc – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Photovoice, the most prevalent participatory visual research methodology utilised within social science research, has begun making its way into Indigenous contexts in light of its critical and pedagogical potential. However, this potential is not always actualised as the assumptions that undergird photovoice are often the same ones that…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Indigenous Populations
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