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The Litte Red Yellow Black Website
This is a site for anyone wanting an introduction to the rich history and contemporary culture of Indigenous Australia
Indigenous Materials - Books
Two Way Teaching and Learning by
Call Number: 371.8299915 KIMB
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Teaching Aboriginal Studies by
Call Number: 305.89915 TEAC
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Indigenous Education by
Publication Date: 2012-12-23
A Share in the Future: Review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory
This is the first comprehensive review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory (NT)
since Learning Lessons (Collins, 1999). Since that time, another generation of Indigenous
children has passed through the NT’s schools. Despite substantial investment and dedicated effort,
this report suggests that in some areas the position for many Indigenous children is worse than
it was at the time of the last review
Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney on Closing the Gap .
Published on Feb 6, 2013
Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, the Head of Indigenous Education at the University of Adelaide, discusses the fourth Closing the Gap report, released on 6 February, 2013.
Demonstrating Agility and Resilience: Innovative Strategies for Small and Remote Schools
This National Smarter Schools project focuses on identifying and sharing successful strategies that address the challenges that small and remote schools face. Some of these challenges are curriculum options and delivery, high staff turnover and high student mobility in Indigenous and non-Indigenous school communities, poor school attendance and limited community engagement.
Reflecting on the “Dream Circle”: urban Indigenous education processes for student and community empowerment
Supplement to the Queensland Teacher's Journal
The ‘Dream Circle’ is a space designed by and operated through Indigenous educator footprints as a safe space for the school’s deadly jarjums (Indigenous children). The ‘Dream Circle’ uses a kinnected methodology drawing on the rich vein of Murri cultural knowledges and Torres Strait Islander supports within the local community to provide a safe and supportive circle. The ‘Dream Circle’ operates on a school site in the Logan area as an after school homework and cultural studies class. The ‘Dream Circle’ embodies practices and ritualises processes which ensure cultural safety and integrity. In this way the ‘Dream Circle’ balances the measures that Sarra (2005) purports are the stronger, smarter realities needed for positive change in Indigenous education.
What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage; Key learnings and gaps in the evidence
This Closing the Gap Clearning house paper summarises the main findings from the Clearinghouse in 2010-11. It provides policy makers with key findings about what works, and assesses the gaps in the evidence for three of the seven COAG building blocks: early childhood, healthy homes, and governance and leadership.
Teaching Indigenous Children: Listening To And Learning From Indigenous Teachers
Edith Cowan University - Research Online
This article is based on the findings of a qualitative case study that examined the professional experiences and career pathways of fifty current and former Australian Indigenous teachers. Here, we draw on data obtained from semi-structured interviews with the teachers to highlight their knowledge in three key areas: ‘Indigenous ways of knowing’, ‘Indigenous learners’ lives beyond the classroom’ and ‘Building relationships with Indigenous students and communities’. We suggest that Indigenous teachers can potentially play important roles as teacher educators and as mentors to non-Indigenous teachers and preservice teachers. We argue that it is important for schooling systems and teacher education to create and formalise opportunities for non-Indigenous teachers and preservice teachers to listen to, and learn from their Indigenous colleagues.
News and Networks
Indigenous Science Network
The Indigenous Science Network originated from a meeting in Darwin (Australia) in 1998 for people attending the Australian Science Teachers' Conference (CONASTA) and the conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) who were interested in Indigenous science. It has expanded to include people from all over the globe and includes academics, researchers and classroom practitioners.
Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
The Australian Research Council has provided funding for a digital archive of endangered literature in more than 16 Australian Indigenous languages from the NT.
This project will be a collaboration between CDU, ANU and NT DET.
8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning
This Aboriginal pedagogy framework is expressed as eight interconnected pedagogies
Aboriginal Education - General Resources WA
APAC is a project that aims to broaden and deepen students' and teachers' understanding of Aboriginal cultures and ways of being
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is a private sector led, non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
A peer reviewed research journal publishing articles in the field of Indigenous education, broadly defined.
Blackwords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers
BlackWords is the most comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications available, covering all forms of creative writing, plus film, television, criticism and scholarship.
Bringing them home
Bringing them Home was the name given to the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now called the Australian Human Rights Commission)
The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Indigenous Australians and is working with states and territories to ensure mainstream schools policy and programs contribute to improvements in outcomes for all students.
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
The Kinship Module
The Kinship online learning module aims to give you a deeper understanding of the richly complex Kinship system by learning about the components of Moiety, Totem, Skin Names, language and traditional affiliations and individual identity.
Maths in Indigenous Contexts
This website outlines the process used to develop Stage 2 context-based Mathematics units of work in two NSW schools with significant Aboriginal student enrolments.
Universities Australia - Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020
In 2017, Universities Australia launched a sector-wide strategy binding itself and all 39 universities to important targets on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation, success and employment in universities.
What Works Program
What Works. The Work Program helps schools plan and take action to improve educational outcomes for Australian Indigenous students.
Australian Aboriginal Studies
Journal of The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is published twice yearly. Each issue contains three or four scholarly articles, accompanied by Research Reports, Book Reviews and News and Information.
Journal of Australian Indigenous Issue
Interdisciplinary academic journal publishing refereed articles in all areas of Australian Indigenous Studies.Print only
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The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education is a peer reviewed research journal publishing articles in the field of Indigenous education, broadly defined. It is the only journal for educators devoted specifically to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy in Indigenous education in Australia.
Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.