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Bennet, Maria; Lancaster, Julie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
This article explores second year pre-service teachers' ability to work with Indigenous students and their families during a small-scale project conducted in an Indigenous community. Supported field placements offered the pre-service teachers valuable opportunities to engage with the teaching of reading to Indigenous students "on their…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Improvement
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Ketsitlile, Lone – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
The San are Southern Africa's first indigenous peoples. They can be found in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The San peoples in Botswana still face discrimination, especially in the education sector, as their indigenous literacy and way of life are largely ignored. Their languages are not part of the school curriculum in Botswana and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Official Languages, Schools of Education
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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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Rhea, Zane Ma; Russell, Lynette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)-funded project "Exploring Problem-Based Learning Pedagogy as Transformative Education in Indigenous Australian Studies" raised a number of issues that resonated with concerns we have had as professionals engaged in teaching and researching Australian Indigenous studies and Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge
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Maxwell, Jacinta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
State and Federal education departments have increasingly recognised the importance of community consultation in the development of school curricula, and the requirement for teachers to consult with Indigenous communities is explicit in many curriculum documents. This article reports the findings of research into how teachers of senior Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
In this article, I take a creative and autoethnographic approach to reflect upon processes of decolonisation in Indigenous Australian studies classrooms. Positioning myself as a non-Indigenous educator, I take the reader on a journey through my search for pedagogy which makes space for the colonial, difficult and messy politics of race, whiteness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Reflection, Ethnography
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Nakata, Martin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article reflects on pathways for Indigenous education in the developing agenda of the Australian Curriculum, the cross-curriculum priorities, the general capability area of intercultural understanding, and the positioning of Indigenous learners within the diversity of learners with English as an additional language or dialect (EALD).
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, National Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, English Language Learners
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McDonald, Susan; Warren, Elizabeth; DeVries, Eva – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article examines the nature of oral language and representations used by teachers as they instruct young Indigenous Australian students at the beginning of formal schooling during play-based activities in mathematics. In particular, the use of Standard Australian English (SAE), the mathematical register used, and the interplay with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Oral Language, Language Usage, Teachers
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Appanna, Subhashni Devi – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Some Indigenous students are at risk of academic failure and science teachers have a role in salvaging these equally able students. This article firstly elucidates the research entailed in Indigenous science education in Australia and beyond. Secondly, it reviews the cultural and language barriers when learning science, faced by middle and senior…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, At Risk Students, Science Instruction
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Harrington, Ingrid; Brasche, Inga – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
A federal report released by the Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA, 2009), entitled "Closing the Gap on Indigenous Disadvantage: The Challenge for Australia", highlighted the inequality that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students based on a restricted access to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Teaching Experience
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McNamara, Karen Elizabeth; McNamara, John Patrick – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Reading seasons and environments has been a long-held practice for Torres Strait Islanders through their close relationships with their islands and seas. This research project worked with elders on Erub (Darnley) Island, in the eastern group of islands in the Torres Strait, to document and synthesise their knowledge of seasonal patterns and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Kenny, Lawrence – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article examines the issues surrounding the mapping of the oral language development of Standard Australian English (SAE) in the early school years of remote and very remote Aboriginal education in the Northern Territory (NT). Currently, teachers in this context have 2 mandated documents as guides that chart the development of SAE oracy.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Students, Oral Language, Language Acquisition
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Constable, Sophie; Dixon, Roselyn; Dixon, Robert – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
As part of strategies to improve dog and community health in rural and remote Indigenous communities, this study investigated preferences and impacts of dog health education programs. Semistructured interviews with 63 residents from five communities explored learning preferences. Though each community differed, on average yarning was preferred by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Health, Indigenous Populations
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Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Kowal, Emma; Paradies, Yin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
Indigenous Australians are underrepresented and considerably disadvantaged within the Australian system of higher education. The various measures taken by Australian universities over the past decades have produced varying levels of success in increasing Indigenous participation and completion rates. In order to continue improving Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Disproportionate Representation
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