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Ryder, Courtney; Mackean, Tamara; Ullah, Shahid; Burton, Heather; Halls, Heather; McDermott, Dennis; Edmondson, Wendy – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2019
Socially accountable health curricula, designed to decrease Aboriginal health inequities through the transformation of health professional students into culturally safe practitioners, has become a focal point for health professional programmes. Despite this inclusion in health curricula there remains the question of how to best assess students in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Health Personnel, Indigenous Populations, Social Differences
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Clague, Liesa; Harrison, Neil; Stewart, Katherine; Atkinson, Caroline – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
School-based gardens (SBGs) are contributing to improvements in many areas of education, including nutrition, health, connectedness and engagement of students. While considerable research has been conducted in other parts of the world, research in Australia provides limited understanding of the impact of SBGs. The aim of this paper is to give a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Reflection, Research, Indigenous Populations
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Griffin, Lynn; Griffin, Steven; Trudgett, Michelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
Cinema is an art form widely recognised as an agent to change the social condition and alter traditional norms. Movies can be used to educate and transform society's collective conscience. Indigenous Australian artists utilise the power of artistic expression as a tool to initiate change in the attitudes and perceptions of the broader Australian…
Descriptors: Films, Indigenous Populations, Change Agents, Social Change
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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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Spillman, David – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The global standardization reform movement in education has seduced many Indigenous education policy makers in Australia, providing a powerful neoliberal discourse to further consolidate their focus on Indigenous educational defcit. "A Share in the Future", the latest review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory is an…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Program Descriptions
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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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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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Guenther, John; Disbray, Samantha; Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The Remote Education Systems (RES) project within the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) has, over the last four years, gathered and analysed qualitative data directly from over 230 remote education stakeholders and from more than 700 others through surveys. The research was designed to answer four questions:…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations
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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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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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Riley, Tasha – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
The issue of low graduation rates among Indigenous learners transcends borders. Some argue that racism and discrimination in schools and in wider society impede the success of Indigenous learners. Although teachers may not intend to make discriminatory decisions based on a learner's ascribed characteristics, research has demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Indigenous Populations, Intellectual Disciplines, Metacognition
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Kameniar, Barbara; Windsor, Sally; Sifa, Sue – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Working with beginning teachers to assist them to begin to "think what we do" (Arendt, 1998) in both mainstream and Indigenous education is problematic. This is particularly so because the majority of our teacher candidates, and indeed most of their university lecturers, are positioned close to the racial, social and cultural centre of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Student Diversity, Consciousness Raising
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Bedamatta, Urmishree – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article examines the role of the multilingual education (MLE) teacher in the mother tongue-based MLE program for the Juangas, a tribe in Odisha, an eastern state of India, and is part of a broader study of the MLE program in the state. For the specific purpose of this article, I have adopted Welmond's (2002) three-step process: identifying…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Language Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Hendrick, Antonia; Britton, Katherine Frances; Hoffman, Julie; Kickett, Marion – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article details reflections of an interdisciplinary team of educators working with groups of health sciences students in preparing them for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The first-year common core unit discussed here is one attempt to equip future health practitioners with skills and knowledges to work adequately…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Health Sciences, Cultural Awareness, College Students
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