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Reform and resistance in aboriginal education : the Australian experience

Author: Quentin Beresford; Gary Partington; Graeme Gower
Publisher: Crawley, W.A. : UWA Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fully revised editionView all editions and formats
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This revised edition of Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education takes a fresh look at the challenges and achievements that have occurred in this important area since the book's original release in 2003. Interest in Aboriginal education in Australia has increased through federal government policy commitments arising out of the 2007 national apology and the 'Closing the Gap' commitment by state and federal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reform and resistance in aboriginal education.
(DLC) 2011534077
(OCoLC)758640006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Beresford; Gary Partington; Graeme Gower
ISBN: 9781742584225 1742584225
OCLC Number: 881628270
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (498 pages)
Contents: Cover; About the editors; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1: Beginnings...living and learning in remote Aboriginal schools; 2: The context of Aboriginal education; 3: Separate and equal: an outline of Aboriginal education 1900-1996; 4: Models of policy development in Aboriginal education; 5: Teachers and families working together to build stronger futures for our children in school; 6: Language and the classroom setting; 7: The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children; 8: Crime, justice and Aboriginal youth; 9: Attendance and non-attendance at school 10: From the big picture to the individual student: the importance of the classroom relationship11: Seeding success: getting started teaching Aboriginal Studies effectively; 12: Becoming a culturally competent teacher: beginning the journey; 13: The future: directions and best practice; Bibliography; Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Quentin Beresford, Gary Partington and Graeme Gower.

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This revised edition of Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education takes a fresh look at the challenges and achievements that have occurred in this important area since the book's original release in 2003. Interest in Aboriginal education in Australia has increased through federal government policy commitments arising out of the 2007 national apology and the 'Closing the Gap' commitment by state and federal governments. As a result of the increased awareness which led to these initiatives, there have been a number of state and federal government responses giving prominence to Aboriginal edu.

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