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Changing Perceptions of Disadvantage - A Multi-cultural Both-ways Exchange Program

Hicks, Michael, Hendry, Adrian and Morris, Mary M. (2014). Changing Perceptions of Disadvantage - A Multi-cultural Both-ways Exchange Program. Universal Journal of Psychology,2(3):117-120.

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Title Changing Perceptions of Disadvantage - A Multi-cultural Both-ways Exchange Program
Author Hicks, Michael
Hendry, Adrian
Morris, Mary M.
Journal Name Universal Journal of Psychology
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
eISSN 2332-3485
Start Page 117
End Page 120
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Horizon Research Publishing
Language English
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The goal of Indigenous children living on a community in the Tiwi Islands is neither to get an education nor to be employed – it is to get the  dole and remain trapped in a lifestyle of poverty and disadvantage. There is no notional idea of  breaking this cycle – more a resignation of its inevitability – the consequence being a  continuation of the less than acceptable educational, health, social and demographic indicators for  these children. Evidence clearly demonstrates that “being poor and unemployed statistically lowers self-esteem and increases illness, death and the likelihood of arrest and imprisonment just as poor  health and limited educational achievements affect employability”. The current paper articulates  some of the issues we identified when working with Indigenous people and proposes one option to challenge the status quo using an innovative, multi-cultural, both-ways program of communitydevelopment.
Keywords Indigenous Australians
Disadvantage
Exchange programs
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.13189/ujp.2014.020304   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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