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Indigeneity - A Skill-set for Teaching

Tracy Woodroffe (2016). Indigeneity - A Skill-set for Teaching<br />. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues,19(1-2):117-131.

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Title Indigeneity - A Skill-set for Teaching
Author Tracy Woodroffe
Journal Name Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
Publication Date 2016
Volume Number 19
Issue Number 1-2
ISSN 1440-5202   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 117
End Page 131
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication Swinburne, Vic.
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Language English
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract Indigeneity is a key to ending educational disadvantage in Australia. Efforts to correct inequity have been unsuccessful within the structure of western academia and the societal constraints imposed by colonisation. Whilst Indigenous academics and consultants have been tasked with assisting to bring about change, they have been contained within western expectations, limitations and structures. It is time to think outside of the western box, reframing this issue as opportunity and connection with the use of Indigenous knowledge. Karen Martin’s definitions of Indigenous knowledge provide a framework to compare Indigenous values and beliefs with those of the western education system. The purpose is to create connections and encourage more Indigenous people to become teachers. Connectedness and purpose is the way forward with a specific Indigenous solution.
Keywords Indigeneity
western education system
Indigenous knowledge
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Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2016, 12:12:42 CST by Tracy Woodroffe