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Rhetorics and Realities: Equating the delivery of Indigenous VET to the demands of its context: Commonalities from Two Research Projects

  • Authors: Catts, R., Gelade, S.
  • Published: 2002

The topic of VET provision for school students and other learners in remote Indigenous communities has been the focus of several recent Commonwealth Education funded projects. In one project, managed…

Inland Rural Towns: Are They Sustainable?

  • Author: Alston, Margaret
  • Publisher: Academy of the Social Sciences
  • Published: 2002

• Globalisation and changes in agriculture have resulted in major social changes in inland Australia. • Depopulation of the inland has led many to speculate on the future of rural…

Regional level investment under the Natural Heritage Trust and the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality

  • Author: Schweizer, Chris
  • Publisher: The Regional Institute Limited
  • Published: 2002

NAP & NHT There are two principal investment initiatives currently under way to address natural resource management issues in Australia: * the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality…

Tangentyere Remote Area Night Patrol

  • Authors: Walker, J, Forrester, S
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminology and the Crime Prevention Branch
  • Published: 2002

Tangentyere Council is an Aboriginal, community-controlled resource agency, delivering essential services and programmes to 20 autonomous town camp communities in Alice Springs and the Central Australian region. These programmes and…

Sustaining communities: An empirical investigation of social capital in regional Australia

  • Authors: Stone, W., Hughes, J.
  • Published: 2001

Currently, we are experiencing the re-emergence of interest in ‘community’ as a general reaction to a perceived over-emphasis upon financial solutions to social problems (Gibson and Cameron 2001). In this…

Telephone teaching: Towards constructivist teaching for rural and remote students

  • Authors: Finger, Glenn, Rotolo, Carolyn
  • Published: 2001

While many school systems are exploring the potential of new technologies, the reality for many rural and remote students in Australia is that they still rely upon High Frequency (HF)…

Web-based strategies for professional induction in rural, regional and remote areas

  • Authors: Herrington, A, Herrington, J
  • Published: 2001

Geographic and professional isolation take their toll amongst professionals, particularly within the first five years of practice in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The attraction and retention of…

Pathways for Youth in Australia

  • Author: McKenzie, Phillip
  • Publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Published: 2000

The concept of 'pathways' has been a powerful organising idea in Australian education and training over the past 10 years. The imagery of the pathway, with its sense of order…

Business as usual? Local conflicts and global challenges in Northern Australia

  • Author: Dixon, Rod
  • Publisher: North Australia Research Unit, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2000

While the economics and policies affecting regional areas in Australia have changed markedly over the past few years, there has been very little change in the everyday realities of life…

Traditional Aboriginal Medicine Practice in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Devanesen, D
  • Published: 2000

Traditional Aboriginal medicine is a complex system closely linked to the culture and beliefs of the people, knowledge of their land and its flora and fauna. Its survival is explained…

Indigenous heritage tourism and its economic value in Australia

  • Author: Zeppel, H.
  • Publisher: International Society for Ecological Economics and Australian National University, Australian Heritage Commission, c2001
  • Published: 2000

Indigenous culture and heritage are a major tourist attraction in Australia. The income generated from the sale of Aboriginal arts and crafts is AUD$200 million per annum, with half derived…

The role and relevance of indigenous cultural capital in environment management in Australia and the Pacific

  • Authors: Lal, P., Young, E.
  • Publisher: Australian Heritage Commission, c2001
  • Published: 2000

Reconciling natural and cultural heritage with economic development is a prime challenge for contemporary and future societies. Striving for such reconciliation is essentially the same as striving for sustainability —…

We do it our way: A study of a two way learning exchange for external students in remote Western Australia

  • Author: Rabbitt, E
  • Publisher: Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Published: 1999

The learning styles of external students in remote areas differ from the pedagogy surrounding the modes of study offered by mainstream universities throughout Australia. For many students there are no…

Challenges to the Authenticity in the Aboriginal Art Market

  • Author: Adler, Christine
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminlogy
  • Published: 1999

Over the past two or three years the Aboriginal art market has been the subject of considerable media attention which has raised questions about the authenticity of Aboriginal art. Such…

Authentication: The Role of Aboriginal Art Centres

  • Author: Dayman, Karen
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Criminlogy
  • Published: 1999

On contemplating this paper I found myself wondering what I should be talking about, or, more specifically, why I was floundering with its content. Steeped daily in the ‘authentic’ and…

Land degradation issues and management concerns for Aboriginal communities of central Australia

  • Author: Wickam, S.
  • Publisher: School of Environment and Information Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW
  • Published: 1998

Aboriginal land management in Central Australia is not a recent phenomenon. When we discuss these concerns today we are addressing degradation consequences relating to industrial activities such as pastoralism, mining…

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…

"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,…

Distance, isolation and place: A study of youth living in a remote mining community

  • Author: Harvey, Jim
  • Published: 1996

The meanings people make of their lives is more than a product of their material circumstances (e.g. class and gender). They are also significantly influenced by the meanings they made…

Teaching practice in remote Aboriginal schools: Changing the perspective of student teachers

  • Author: Partington, G
  • Published: 1996

Despite considerable efforts at the academic level to prepare student teachers for teaching Aboriginal students, most students persist with hegemonic approaches in their teaching upon graduation. One process which appears…

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