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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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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Australian undergraduate programmes implementing Indigenous studies courses suggest transformative educational outcomes for students; however, the mechanism behind this is largely unknown. To begin to address this, we obtained baseline data upon entry to tertiary education (Time 1) and follow-up data upon completion of an Indigenous studies health…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Ruddell, Nicholas; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
The Indigenous Sky Stories Program may have the potential to deliver significant and long-lasting changes to the way science is taught to Year 5 and 6 primary school students. The context for this article is informed by research that shows that educational outcomes can be strengthened when Indigenous knowledge is given the space to co-exist with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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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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Maher, Marguerite; Buxton, Lisa – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" emphasises that children's own identity is constructed within their given context of family and community. This article presents the findings of a multiple case study project undertaken within five remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. Community Elders were…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Prereading Experience, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Hindle, Rawiri; Hynds, Anne S.; Phillips, Hazel; Rameka, Lesley – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This article reflects on issues of Indigenous creativity in Maori arts education, along with what we see as problematic tensions of the assessment of intangible elements. Our writing is motivated by a desire to start a global dialogue on Indigenous/Maori epistemologies, pedagogies and ontologies, and the contradictions and tensions that threaten…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Art Education, Creativity
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Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
The education system, as it relates to very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, faces challenges. While considerable resources have been applied to very remote schools, results in terms of enrollments, attendance and learning outcomes have changed little, despite the effort applied. The Cooperative Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Attendance, Outcomes of Education
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Munns, Geoff; O'Rourke, Virginia; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
This article reports on a large mixed methods research project that investigated the conditions of success for Aboriginal school students. The article presents the qualitative case study component of the research. It details the work of four schools identified as successful for Aboriginal students with respect to social and academic outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Kendall; Denton, Marijke – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Supporting children in their early development and learning has long-term benefits for both them and the broader community. Yet in Australia we still have significant examples of inequality of opportunity (Allan, 2010) and other structural barriers to family wellbeing, particularly in Indigenous and rural and remote communities (Bourke, Humphreys,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Gunstone, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
There is often a disparity in Indigenous Affairs between many documents, such as policies, reports and legislation, and outcomes. This article explores this difference through analysing the policy area of Indigenous education during the period of 1991 to 2000. I examine three key documents relating to Indigenous education. These are the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Attendance, Access to Education, Educational Attainment
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Vass, Greg – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
It is the aim of this article to provoke debate and encourage greater scrutiny regarding the use and meaning of the expression "Indigenous education" within the discursive practices, research and policy in Australian education. Drawing on Hall's (2007) development of ideas from Foucault that give rise to "Indigenous education"…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Usage
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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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Nelson, Alison; Hay, Peter J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
In light of the policy and research interests in optimising the educational experiences and outcomes of Indigenous young people, this paper aims to give voice to young Indigenous students' experiences of school and to convey a sense of the varied and complex nature of their educational and life pathways. Using a qualitative, life history research…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Young Adults
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Rahman, Kiara – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
It is well documented, that Indigenous students, compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts, attend school less frequently, and are more likely to develop anti-schooling attitudes leading to their early exit from school (Hayes et al., 2009; Gray & Partington, 2003; Hunter & Schwad, 2003). Although research does suggest that there has…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Taylor, Andrew; Dunn, Bruce – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010
The vexed and ongoing issue of poor educational outcomes for Indigenous students in the Northern Territory continues despite years of successive programs and policies. Much of the debate has been on funding and pedagogy, in particular the merits or otherwise of bi-lingual teaching. Largely omitted from discussions, although well known by teachers…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility
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