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Educating for Uncertainty in a Changing World: Issues within an Australian remote indigenous context

Torres, Pat Mamanyjun and Arnott, Allan R. (1999). Educating for Uncertainty in a Changing World: Issues within an Australian remote indigenous context. Comparative Education,35(2):225-234.

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Title Educating for Uncertainty in a Changing World: Issues within an Australian remote indigenous context
Author Torres, Pat Mamanyjun
Arnott, Allan R.
Journal Name Comparative Education
Publication Date 1999
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0305-0068   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0032766586
Start Page 225
End Page 234
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract Following the theme of 'educating for uncertainty in a changing world', this article delves into some of the issues that emerge for remote area indigenous Australians when change, cultural maintenance and an uncertain future collide. As a minority culture living alongside a Western colonizing culture, indigenous Australians confront a range of issues. This is particularly the case, as this paper argues, in the field of vocational education and training (VET). By discussing the establishment of the current VET system developed for a 'mainstream' context, and contrasting this to the remote area context, the article highlights the differences between the two and provides a basis for understanding the issues that arise. A discussion of the current social and political milieu furthers an understanding of these issues, which coalesce around the notions of control and access. It is apparent that these key notions remain pivotal if remote indigenous Australians are to educate for uncertainty in a changing world.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050069927991   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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