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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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Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
Remote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schools and communities are diverse and complex sites shaped by contrasting geographies, languages, histories and cultures, including historical and ongoing relationships with colonialism, and connected yet contextually unique epistemologies, ontologies and cosmologies. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Distance Education, Population Distribution
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Gibb, Heather – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2006
This paper explores Aboriginal perspectives of tertiary education "online" from rural and remote community locations in New South Wales. It does so within a frame of enquiry as to how neo-liberal educational policy reforms are impacting on equity issues in distance education "online". Accounts from Aboriginal university…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Distance Education, Governance, Educational Change