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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

‘Just teach our kids to read’: Efficacy of intensive reading interventions for both younger and older low-progress readers in schools serving mainly remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Wheldall, Kevin, Wheldall, Robyn, Madelaine, Alison, Reynolds, Meree, Arakelian, Sarah, Kohnen, Saskia
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Annually, the results released from the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy testing Australia-wide confirm the huge gaps in literacy performance between students from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian backgrounds, particularly…

Disasters, market changes and ‘The Big Smoke’: Understanding the decline of remote tourism in Katherine, Northern Territory Australia

  • Authors: Carson, Dean B., Carson, Doris A.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter examines the decline of tourism in Katherine, one of the Northern Territory’s iconic remote destinations. While the decline coincided with severe floods damaging much of the town and…

Counterhegemonic food discourses and geographies of food: Are we losing the rural?

  • Authors: Kelly, Max, Rewhorn, Sonja
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

This chapter provides a critical analysis of a contemporary discourse on food, food systems and sustainability in Australia. It explores the apparent shift from food in a productive rural space,…

Health as a building block for resilience

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

Appropriate housing, education, access to healthy food and economic, physical and emotional security are all vital determinants of good health. However, access to appropriate health services, ideally close to home,…

An Indigenous Journey

  • Authors: Hepner, Karon, Lotter, Liz
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples’ participation in vocational education and training (VET) is explored, along with employability outcomes. Cultural aspects are discussed conveying the challenges in merging societal and Indigenous norms in order…

Indigenous children’s language practices in Australia

  • Authors: Disbray, Samantha, Wigglesworth, Gillian
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2019

While the documentation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages has attracted considerable research attention, the use of these languages by children has only recently emerged as a field…

Global ecologies and local moralities: Conservation and contention on Western Australia’s Gascoyne Coast

  • Authors: Jones, Roy, Christensen, Joseph, Jones, Tod
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter describes the community reactions and divisions occasioned by the World Heritage designations of Shark Bay (1991) and the Ningaloo Coast (2011) in the remote Gascoyne region of Australia.…

Reflections on the preparation and delivery of Carl Strehlow’s heritage dictionary (1909) to the Western Aranda people

  • Author: Kenny, Anna
  • Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press & Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2019

This chapter reflects on the predicaments encountered while bringing ethnographic and linguistic archival materials, and in particular an Aranda, German, Loritja [Luritja], and Dieri dictionary manuscript compiled by Carl Strehlow…

Why a book about Indigenous literacy education in Australia?

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Rennie, Jennifer
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

This book brings together diverse perspectives about Australian literacy education for Indigenous peoples. The editors of this volume share a long history of working in Indigenous education, both as classroom…

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