Indigenous education: experiential learning and learning through country

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Author: Fogarty, William; Schwab, R. G.


In Indigenous policy circles there is an increasingly desperate desire to lift the educational and employment outcomes of remote Indigenous students, relative to their non-Indigenous peers in the rest of Australia. A lack of engagement with education and a scarcity of jobs underpin this policy anxiety. This paper queries some current policy approaches to these issues and seeks to provide a practical and grounded perspective to education programs in remote Indigenous Australia. We question and challenge the weight current policy agendas are ascribing to literacy and numeracy attainment...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Policy; Literacy; Numeracy; Employment; Outcomes; Teaching and learning; Demographics

Keywords: Experiential learning; Educational policy; Outcomes of education and training; Indigenous education; Remote

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: CAEPR, 2012

Physical description: 24 p.

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ISBN: 0731549791

ISSN: 1442-3871

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 107.514

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