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‘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,…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Roads to freedom? Indigenous mobility and settler law in Central Australia

  • Authors: Anthony, T., Blagg, H.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

This chapter interrogates mobility as a site of freedom, ambivalence and hybridity within the framework of colonial settler/ Indigenous relationships in Central Australia, which is located in the imposed jurisdiction…

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…

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…

Australian grasslands – variety and extent

  • Author: New, Tim R.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

Two major forms of grassland are widespread in Australia. Those dominated by native species, the predominant harbours for many native insects, are of most conservation concern, whilst the pastures dominated…

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…

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

  • Authors: Allard, Troy, Stewart, A, Manning, M
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Published: 2018

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

‘We’re still being dragged to be white’: Learning from Yolŋu ‘growing up’ their children in two worlds

  • Authors: Fasoli, Lyn, Maypilama, Läwurrpa , Lowell, Anne, Guyula, Yalŋarra , Gundjarranbuy, Rosemary, Yunupiŋu, Megan , Farmer, Rebekah
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

‘We’re still being dragged to be white’: Learning from Yolŋu ‘growing up’ their children in two worlds

Aboriginal culture and food-landscape relationships in Australia: Indigenous knowledge for Country and landscape

  • Authors: Clarke, PA, Jones, DS
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Aboriginal residency of Australia began over 50,000 years ago. This landscape has sustained many Aboriginal communities, whilst witnessing major geological and climate transformations. Aboriginal custodians have navigated a vast spectrum…

Linguistic and material intimacies of cell phones

  • Author: Deger, J
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

This chapter claims mobile phones as technologies of creative mediation and world-making. Specifically, it explores their aesthetics as an increasingly significant and generative texture of contemporary society among Yolngu Aboriginal…

Complicating dynamics: Adapting the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to a remote Indigenous context in Australia

  • Authors: Moran, M, Simpson Reeves, L, Wright, A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Complicating dynamics: Adapting the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to a remote Indigenous context in Australia

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