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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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McKnight, Anthony – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
Social justice is often the primary framework that directs academics to embed Aboriginal perspectives into teacher education programmes. The effectiveness and limitations of social justice as a catalyst and change agent was examined when six school of education academics from an Australian regional university were introduced to Yuin Country as…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Heckenberg, Robyn – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2016
This paper presents an Indigenous perspective on the significance of land, culture and Indigenous rights. The United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples promote the importance of traditional Indigenous societies, such as Aboriginal Australians. Participating in caring for country methods and having a close on-going…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Cultural Context, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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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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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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Townsend, Philip – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This paper outlines PhD research which suggests mobile learning fits the cultural philosophies and roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are preservice teachers in the very remote Australian communities where the research was conducted. The problem which the research addresses is the low completion rates for two community-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Handheld Devices, Pragmatics
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Lovell, Judith – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The role of artistry in transformative maintenance of law and custom is a theme widely researched and discussed in Aboriginal arts related literature. However, it is the aim of this paper to contribute to a wider discourse about learning and economic participation in remote Australia, and in particular the role of multimodality as a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Background, Heritage Education
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Osborne, Sam – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
Remote Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schools and communities are diverse and complex sites shaped by contrasting geographies, languages, histories and cultures, including historical and ongoing relationships with colonialism, and connected yet contextually unique epistemologies, ontologies and cosmologies. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Distance Education, Population Distribution
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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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Funk, Johanna; Guthadjaka, Kathy; Kong, Gary – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
BowerBird is an open platform biodiversity website (http://www.BowerBird.org.au) and a nationally funded project under management of the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and Museum Victoria. Members post sightings and information about local species of plants and animals, and record other features of ecosystems. Charles Darwin University's Northern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Web Sites
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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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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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Shay, Marnee; Heck, Deborah – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This article will discuss some of the findings from a qualitative research project that explored the connections between alternative education and Indigenous learners. This study investigated how flexi school leaders reported they were supporting Indigenous young people to remain engaged in education. The results of the survey provide demographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Indigenous Populations, Qualitative Research
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