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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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,…

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

Agriculture as a human endeavour

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

This book is set in and specifically relates to Northern Australia, but it is not a story of Northern Australia. It is a story of the people who both live…

Explanations of Indigenous violence and recidivism

  • Author: Nancarrow, Heather
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

Following the previous chapter’s statistical analysis of court and police records, this chapter identifies and discusses four themes from interviews with domestic and family violence support workers and police prosecutors.…

Of pizza ovens in Arnhem Land: The state quest to restructure Aboriginal labour in remotest australia

  • Author: Altman, Jon
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • Published: 2019

In this chapter, I home in on the last issue of anticipated labour mobility for employment as the least likely option for the Aboriginal people with whom I have worked…

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…

Incorporating archival cultural heritage materials into contemporary Warlpiri women's yawulyu spaces

  • Author: Curran, Georgia
  • Publisher: University of Hawai’i Press & Sydney University Press
  • Published: 2019

National archives house a rich legacy of materials that document many intangible aspects of Indigenous cultural heritage. It is the moral right of Indigenous people to have access to these…

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