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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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Plater, Suzanne; Mooney-Somers, Julie; Lander, Jo – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to critically review and analyse the public representations of mature-age university students in developed and some developing nations and how they compare to the public representations of mature-age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in Australia ("students" also refers to graduates…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, College Students, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Wilson, Annabelle M.; Mehta, Kaye; Miller, Jacqueline; Yaxley, Alison; Thomas, Jolene; Jackson, Kathryn; Wray, Amanda; Miller, Michelle D. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
This article describes a review undertaken in 2012-2013 by Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University, to assess the Indigenous health curriculum of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BND) and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (MND). An action research framework was used to guide and inform inquiry. This involved four stages, each of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Curriculum Evaluation
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Higgins, Marc – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Photovoice, the most prevalent participatory visual research methodology utilised within social science research, has begun making its way into Indigenous contexts in light of its critical and pedagogical potential. However, this potential is not always actualised as the assumptions that undergird photovoice are often the same ones that…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, 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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Page, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Indigenous Studies can be both exciting and challenging for teachers and students. This article will examine how an existing learning theory can be harnessed to help teachers better understand these challenges and manage some frequently seen student behaviours. Much of the discussion in Indigenous Studies pedagogy to date has focused on the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Student Behavior, Cultural Awareness
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Jeurissen, Maree – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Te reo Maori, the Indigenous language of Aotearoa (New Zealand), remains 'endangered' despite concentrated ongoing efforts to reverse declining numbers of speakers. Most of these efforts have focused on te reo Maori immersion education settings as these were considered the most effective means to ensure the survival of the language (May &…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Magson, Natasha R.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Nelson, Genevieve F.; Yeung, Alexander S.; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This research explored gender and cross-cultural similarities and differences in the motivational profiles of Indigenous Papua New Guinean (PNG) and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Secondary students (N = 1,792) completed self-report motivational measures. Invariance testing demonstrated that the Inventory of School Motivation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Student Motivation, Mastery Learning, Foreign Countries
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Savage, Catherine; Macfarlane, Sonja; Macfarlane, Angus; Fickel, Letitia; Hemi, Hemi Te – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This article presents the developmental stages of a nationwide whole-school strengths-based behavioural intervention by Maori and centring on Maori interests; an initiative that has the potential to transform educational success and opportunities. The initial phase involved a cycle of data collection. This was conducted via a series of focus…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge
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Wilson, Annabelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
It is well recognised that research with Aboriginal communities needs to be ethical, meaningful and useful, in a way that is defined by communities themselves. This article provides an example of how reflexivity, from a number of positions and paradigms, can be used to undertake such research. I used a reflexive journal to document and critically…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Reflection, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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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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Mokibelo, Eureka B. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
Among San communities in Botswana, the rate of student disengagement from both primary and junior secondary school is an ongoing concern for educators. San learners leave school at all levels of primary and junior secondary education. Students who leave school have tended not to provide reasons as to why they are dropping out. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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