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Economic hybridity in remote Indigenous Australia as development alterity

  • Author: Curchin, Katherine
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Published: 2019

(Abstract for book) Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas…

Resilience discourse and adaption strategies

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

We are paying attention to the resilience agenda now because it has become policy, but policy must be measured. Resilience has been used in many fields of science over the…

The influence and importance of the built environment

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

When it’s hot, we find a shady tree to sit under; when it’s cold, we find a windbreak and build a fire; and if there’s danger, we find a safe…

Digital repertoires in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities

  • Author: Rennie, Ellie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

A high proportion of Aboriginal Australians residing in remote communities are mobile-only internet users. This chapter examines how infrastructures and social norms are informing digital choices in these communities, and…

A case study of controversy: The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy

  • Author: McCollow, John
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is a partnership between the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) and Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA). The CYAAA has operated…

A long unfinished struggle: Literacy and Indigenous cultural and language rights

  • Authors: Oldfield, Janine, Lo Bianco, Joseph
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

What counts as bilingual education for Australian Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (NT) has varied significantly depending on geographical location and temporal context, Indigenous community involvement and the prevailing…

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

  • Author: Curran, Georgia
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Published: 2019

Standardized testing and school achievement: The case of Indigenous-language speaking students in remote Australia

Remedying the misappropriation of genetic resources

  • Author: Blakeney, Michael
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

In the absence of an effective international legal regime to regulate biopiracy, a second-best solution is for source countries to regulate access to their genetic resources. Among the pioneering legislation…

Basic income and cultural participation for remote-living Indigenous Australians

  • Authors: Altman, Jon, Markham, Francis
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

In much of remote Australia where a sizable minority of Indigenous people live, labour markets are able to employ only a small fraction of the working-age Indigenous population, a legacy…

Framing northern Australian agriculture’s future

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

This chapter frames Northern Australia’s possible agricultural future and considers the specific relevance of planet and people matters to the past, present and future of individuals involved in Northern Australian…

Bringing it together: The thread of fairness

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Disasters happen, and it is not only natural events that cause them; they can also be the product of social, political and economic environments. However, when talking about human-induced (and…

A fair go, a fair future

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

That Northern Australia will not develop in the same historical manner as the more populated south is a reasonable assumption – it is different geographically, climatically and demographically, and further development…

Community health planning: rural responses to change

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Auckland, Stuart, Woodroffe, Jessica
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different…

Preparing pre-service teachers to teach literacy in remote spaces

  • Authors: Rennie, Jennifer, Anderson, Peter J.
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Remote Indigenous communities are often seen as challenging places in which to teach for a range of reasons. Student attendance is erratic, and teachers can feel that their work is…

‘A strong belief in the possibility of a better life’: The pedagogy of contingency and the ethic of solidarity in the Yes, I Can! Aboriginal adult literacy campaign

  • Authors: Boughton, Bob, Williamson, Frances
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

The widespread social and economic inequality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia is unlikely to change unless the people who are most marginalised themselves become more able to intervene effectively in…

Agricultural development in northern Australia

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

This chapter provides a history of agricultural development in Northern Australia, which includes many past grand plans for northern development, before progressing through a consideration of the historic and contemporary…

Why and how to consider the resilience of individuals?

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Any property that conveys resilience to a specific farm at a specific point in time might well be irrelevant at a later point in time when both the farm and…

The resilience strategies of individuals

  • Authors: Noble, Keith, Dennis, Tania, Larkins, Sarah
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

In any human endeavour, there are individuals who stand out. Whether through financial success, personality, remarkable actions or even notoriety, these are names which come up regularly in conversation. Agriculture…

Understanding the context: The case of Central Australian Aboriginal health

  • Author: Tsey, Komla
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

Research does not occur in a vacuum. It is important to develop an intellectual understanding of the social context of your research. Social researchers must listen to opinion leaders and…

Culturally responsive pedagogy: Addressing “shame” for Aboriginal learners

  • Author: Robyn, Jorgensen
  • Publisher: Brill | Sense
  • Published: 2019

This chapter draws on data from a large national study into the successful practices of schools in remote and very remote locations across Australia. These schools have significant proportions of…

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