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Hindle, Rawiri; Hynds, Anne; Averill, Robin; Meyer, Luanna; Faircloth, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
We propose the use of an ontological perspective to shift current thinking about the phenomenon of home/school partnerships, particularly through an examination of school leaders (leadership team)--community relationships that seek to better serve Indigenous students and their communities. We reanalysed focus group interviews of indigenous Maori…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Focus Groups
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Harrison, Ed; McKay, Peter; Spencer, Marsha; Trimble, Bernadette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This preliminary study considers the implications of where students of Aboriginal descent sat in a teacher education classroom, its significance in relation to the space of the classroom, the importance of the place to the individual and its links to creating a climate of cultural safety in the classroom. Six students from two cohorts of varying…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Rofe, Craig; Moeed, Azra; Anderson, Dayle; Bartholomew, Rex – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
School science aspires for students to develop conceptual, procedural and nature of science understandings as well as developing scientific literacy. Issues and complexities surrounding the development of science curriculum for Indigenous schools in New Zealand is a concern as little is known about these aspects of science learning in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Scientific Literacy
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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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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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Mander, David J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This study explored the experience of having a child educated away from home at boarding school for Aboriginal parents living in regional and remote communities in Western Australia (WA). In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 participants and thematic analysis found the following major themes emerged from the data: (1) Access, Standards and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Parent Attitudes, Boarding Schools, Foreign Countries
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Godinho, Sally Caroline; Woolley, Marilyn; Webb, Jessie; Winkel, Kenneth Daniel – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
Sustainable partnership formation in a remote Indigenous community involves social, cultural and political considerations. This article reports on the project, "Sharing Place, Learning Together: Supporting Sustainable Educational Partnerships to Advance Social Equity," funded by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI) at the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Indigenous Populations, Community Schools, Sustainability
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Mander, David J.; Cohen, Lynne; Pooley, Julie Ann – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This study explored the experiences of 32 male Aboriginal students from regional and remote towns and communities while they attended a metropolitan boarding school away from home and family in Perth, Western Australia. Using narrative interviews it specifically investigated how these Aboriginal students construct meaning around the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Boarding Schools, Males
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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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Mokibelo, Eureka B. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Among San communities in Botswana, the rate of student disengagement from both primary and junior secondary school is an ongoing concern for educators. San learners leave school at all levels of primary and junior secondary education. Students who leave school have tended not to provide reasons as to why they are dropping out. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Warren, Elizabeth; Quine, Janine – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Due to the high turnover of teaching staff in remote schools, the long-term sustainability of educational initiatives that enhance Indigenous student's learning is a major concern. This article presents a study of a remote Indigenous school (Ischool) situated in Queensland. Ischool has changed its approach to leadership, particularly the…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Indigenous Populations, Rural Schools, Labor Turnover
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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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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Exell, Mike – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in high schools has had positive effects on the retention of Indigenous students, providing important pathways into further education and the workforce. However, low-level literacy (and numeracy) skills can make successful completion difficult, especially for students who speak Standard Australian English as…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Dialects, Literacy, Vocational Education
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Norman, Heidi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article critically examines the possibility of using Problem-Based Learning as an approach to teaching and learning and curriculum design in Indigenous studies. This approach emphasises the potential for Experience-Based Learning or Problem-Based Learning as a model that frames the curriculum and pedagogical activities to encourage student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Studies, College Instruction
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