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Kitchenham, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This three-year research study examined the influence of interactive technologies on the math achievement of Indigenous students in Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 technology-equipped classrooms in a rural elementary school in British Columbia, Canada. Using a mixed-methods approach, the researcher conducted semistructured interviews and collected math…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preferences, Educational Technology, Interaction
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Hogarth, Melitta – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper argues that genuine engagement and consultation is required where Indigenous voice is prevalent within the policy development process for true progress to be achieved in the educational attainments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It is important to note that there has been little critical analysis of policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Indigenous Populations, Criticism
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Ali, Wahab – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Indigenous knowledge is multidimensional encompassing the beliefs, practices, arts, spirituality and other forms of traditional and cultural experiences that belong to Indigenous communities globally. In order to protect, preserve and recognize the knowledge of the Indigenous people of Fiji, known as the iTaukei, the University of Fiji has…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Tocker, Kimai – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Through tracing in detail the story of schooling for three individuals, this article provides a rich description of the way that education impacted on the lives of many Maori between the early 1900s and the year 2000. Although there is extensive research on the historical colonising effects of schooling on Maori and te reo Maori (the Maori…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Story Telling
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Briggs, Allan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper aims to provide some insight into the links between attendance, retention and engagement of Indigenous senior students in an urban environment. A study of 58 students from two urban high schools during the period 2009-14 was undertaken. The study used data from a variety of school records, as well as informal interviews with students.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Indigenous Populations, Attendance, School Holding Power
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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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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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Stoffer, Jasmin – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
There are still no major assessment and diagnostic tools that educators can use to properly assess our Inuit students' learning. Cultural safety as it is currently defined in New Zealand educational research (Macfarlane et al., 2007) is necessary in creating a classroom community that encourages the appreciation of culture and worldview, and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Evaluation Methods, Indigenous Populations, Research Needs
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Durey, Angela; Taylor, Kate; Bessarab, Dawn; Kickett, Marion; Jones, Sue; Hoffman, Julie; Flavell, Helen; Scott, Kim – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Progress has been slow in improving health disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians and other Australians. While reasons for this are complex, delivering healthcare respectful of cultural differences is one approach to improving Indigenous health outcomes. This paper presents and evaluates an intercultural…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Capacity Building, Intercultural Programs
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Fitch, Nicole; Ma'ayah, Fadi; Harms, Craig; Guilfoyle, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Participation in sport during high school has been linked with a range of educational and developmental benefits. However, there is limited research investigating the benefits of participation in sport from the perspective of Aboriginal former youth sports participants. The purpose of the current research was to investigate how participation in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth Programs, Graduate Surveys, Athletics
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Zoellner, Don; Stephens, Anne; Joseph, Victor; Monro, Davena – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This case study of an adult and community education provider based in far north Queensland describes its capacity to balance various iterations of public policy against its vision for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders. Community-controlled organisations wanting to contribute to economic and social development in regional/remote…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Community Education
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Rameka, Lesley – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Before the arrival of Europeans in Aotearoa, New Zealand and their subsequent settlement in the 1800s, there was no concept of a Maori identity. Over time, however, as a result of rapid colonisation, Maori became a minority population in New Zealand. Consequently, the term Maori as normal or usual, began to lose its meaning (Webber, 2008), and…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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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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Gilbert, Stephanie – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the first university or organisation to enter into the accreditation process with the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Part of that process includes identifying the local cultural standards and protocols that drive and shape our work as a cultural entity.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Online Courses
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Bobongie, Francis – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
This paper explores the transitional experiences and challenges faced by girls from the Torres Strait Islands when they leave individual communities to attend boarding school in regional Queensland. The paper presents original ethnographic research using a narrative enquiry approach, capturing stories as narrated by a broad cohort of girls from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Boarding Schools, Student Experience
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