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Aboriginal Ways of Learning and Learning Styles

  • Authors: Hughes, P, More, A
  • Published: 1997

The purpose of this paper is to further investigate the usefulness of the concept of Aboriginal ways of learning, and learning styles, as one approach to improving educational opportunities for…

Bringing them Home. Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families

  • Author: Australasian Legal Information Institute
  • Publisher: Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission,
  • Published: 1997

The scope of the Inquiry - Tracing the history: The Inquiry's term of reference (a) required it to "trace the past laws, practices and policies which resulted in the separation…

Urinary diagnosis of gonorrhoea and chlamydia in men in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Skov, Steven J, Council, Nganampa Health, Miller, Penny, Hateley, Wayne, Bastian, Ivan B, Army, Australian, Davis, Jenny, Tait, Peter W
  • Published: 1997

Aims: (1) To evaluate the acceptability and validity of an intervention based on urine tests for diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhoea and chlamydia in men in remote Aboriginal communities. (2)…

‘What matters is the girth of its belly. Can it swallow us or not?’ — Shifting values towards new models of teaching in Aboriginal schools

  • Author: Smith, R. G.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 1997

At a maths workshop we were discussing measurement as a cultural concept. One of the balanda staff asked an Aboriginal colleague how he might depict the length of a crocodile.…

Participatory action research as a strategy for empowering Aboriginal health workers

  • Author: Hecker, R
  • Published: 1997

A participatory action research project was undertaken with Aboriginal health workerson the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia. The study examined the factors that affect the empowerment of Aboriginal health…

Land Rights and social justice

  • Author: Dodson, Michael
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Influential indigenous leaders provide analyses and reveal their passions for their people and land, and for the Australia we all want to call home. The book is inspired by the…

"Two way" management in Aboriginal organisations in central Australia

  • Authors: Bell, W., Schaber, E.
  • Publisher: Monash University, Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Published: 1997

Little is known about the self-managed and controlled Aboriginal Organisations in Central Australia. In fact, until recently, outside the Northern Territory many Australians had no idea that these organisations existed.…

Discontinuous change in arid woodland and grassland vegetation along gradients of cattle grazing in central Australia

  • Author: Friedel, M. H.
  • Published: 1997

Detection of vegetation change in arid Australian rangelands at different scales and with different ground-based techniques was investigated. Changes caused by grazing could not be detected without stratifying for spatial…

Environmental health conditions in remote and rural Aboriginal communities in Western Australia

  • Authors: Gracey, Michael, Williams, Peta, Houston, Shane
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1997

During 1994–1995 environmental health conditions of about 13 760 persons in 155 remote and rural Aboriginal communities in 20 local shires in Western Australia (WA) were surveyed. A semiquantitative questionnaire…

Our land is our life : land rights : past, present and future

  • Author: Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Contents: Preface / William Deane Preface / Gatjl Djerrkura Introduction / Galarrwuy Yunupingu 1. From the Bark Petition to Native Title / Galarrwuy Yunupingu 2. Taking Stock of Land Rights…

"Let me have my own pigeon hole and copying number": Developing partnerships in rural and remote schools

  • Authors: Yarrow, Alan, Ballantyne, Roy, Hansford, Brian, Herschell, Paul, Millwater, Jan
  • Publisher: Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Published: 1997

In this paper, four questions of concern to Education Department s and teacher education institutions in Australia are addressed. How do we develop strategies to attract beginning teachers to rural,…

Plasmodium vivax malaria acquired in far north Queensland

  • Authors: Brookes, Dianne L, Ritchie, Scott A, Hurk, Andrew F van den, Fielding, Julie R, Loewenthal, Mark R
  • Published: 1997

In February 1996, vivax malaria was diagnosed in a man from a remote community in far north Queensland who had not visited a malarious area for the past 19 years.…

Multilateral agreements: a new accountability in Aboriginal affairs

  • Author: Yu, Peter
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published: 1997

Influential indigenous leaders provide analyses and reveal their passions for their people and land, and for the Australia we all want to call home. The book is inspired by the…

Opportunities and problems astride the welfare-work divide: The CDEP scheme in Australian social policy

  • Author: Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1997

Australian social policy is characterised by a program and institutional divide between welfare income and work income. ATSIC's CDEP scheme sits astride this divide and has done so for 20…

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme: a case of welfare colonialism

  • Author: Bernardi, G.
  • Published: 1997

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme: a case of welfare colonialism

The achievements and limitations of the CDEP (Community Development Employment Projects) scheme: A 20 year perspective

  • Author: Altman, J.
  • Published: 1997

To summarise, looking back over the last 20 years, the major achievements of the CDEP scheme would have to include, in no order of priority: its undiminished popularity; its sheer…

Linking with community development: an outsider working in remote Aboriginal communities of central Australia

  • Author: Barker, Ruth Nancy
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 1997

Linking with community development: an outsider working in remote Aboriginal communities of central Australia

A community–based approach to the control of sexually transmitted diseases in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Bowden, Francis J., Bastian, Ivan, Johnston, Fay
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1997

A program to control sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) was undertaken during a Men's Health Week in a remote Aboriginal community in Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. A total of 151…

Towards guidelines for survey research in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Donovan, Robert J., Spark, Ross
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 1997

Based on our experience in developing and evaluating community–based health promotion programs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we offer guidelines to assist nonindigenous health and public policy professionals…

CDEP as urban enterprise: The case of Yarnteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporaton

  • Author: Smith, D.E.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1996

This paper is the most recent in a series of case studies investigating the socioeconomic and policy features characteristic of urban Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) schemes. Yarnteen Aboriginal and…

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