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A theory of enhancement of professional learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers in very remote communities through mobile learning

  • Author: Townsend, P
  • Publisher: University of Technology Sydney
  • Published: 2016

A theory of enhancement of professional learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers in very remote communities through mobile learning

What do we know about remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement?: Implications for research and strategy development in tertiary education settings

  • Authors: Smith, James, Larkin, Steven, Yibarbuk, Dean, Olcay, Millie, Guenther, John
  • Published: 2016

Genuine community engagement is heralded as an important process when engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in discussion about education. This has been repeatedly emphasised in numerous policy documents,…

Connecting the sustainable livelihoods approach and Tourism: A Review of the Literature toward integrative thinking

  • Authors: Shen, F, Hughey, K, Simmons, D
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

Tourism has been increasingly used for, and directly linked with, rural poverty reduction in developing countries. However, the application, and to an extent the principles, of the widely used organising…

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

  • Authors: Guenther, J, Milgate, G, Perrett, B, Benveniste, T, Osborne, S, Disbray, S
  • Published: 2016

Boarding schools for remote secondary Aboriginal learners in the Northern Territory: Smooth transition or rough ride?

Walking an epistemological tightrope – the challenges of conducting funded indigenous tourism enterprise research

  • Author: Gale, D
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2008

This paper is about how I and why I came to conduct the research the way I did. As a non-Indigenous person conducting funded research to identify the factors that…

Social return on investment in the rangelands: We think what we are doing is important, but does anybody else care?

  • Authors: Leah Feuerherdt, Stuart Peevor, Michael Clinch, Tim Moore
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised methodology used to measure and value the impact of programs. Like a traditional cost-benefit analysis, SROI examines economic outcomes, but also…

Economic futures on Aboriginal land in remote and very remote Australia: hybrid economies and joint ventures

  • Author: Altman, John C
  • Publisher: University of Sydney Press
  • Published: 2005

Economic futures on Aboriginal land in remote and very remote Australia: hybrid economies and joint ventures

Identifying strategies for promoting VET to higher education transitions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners

  • Authors: Smith, James, Pechenkina, Katya (Ekaterina), Gunstone, Andrew, Frawley, Jack
  • Published: 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in Higher Education (HE) is significantly lower than non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rates (Behrendt et al. 2012). National data indicates that Aboriginal and…

Understanding the aspirations of remote Aboriginal communities to pursue further education: The benefits of collaborative research

  • Authors: Smith, James, Fisher, Simon, Langdon, Jimmy, Katakrinja, Elizabeth, Shannon, Valda, Shannon, Geoffrey, Yibarbuk, Dean, Olcay, Millie, Boton, Eliani, Stewart, Allison, Moore, Terry, Larkin, Steven
  • Published: 2016

It is well documented that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are under-represented in Australian universities. This was highlighted in the Behrendt Review (2012) with a range of social, cultural,…

Drought: rain...cash...population...resilience

  • Authors: Dana Kelly, David Phelps, Jenny Coombes
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

Towns in central western Queensland are especially exposed to the risks of drought, with approximately half of the businesses directly linked to agriculture. This paper reports on surveys undertaken in…

The Influence of Socially Embedded Myths on the Domestic Market for Aboriginal Tourism

  • Author: Jacobsen, Damien
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2007

The Influence of Socially Embedded Myths on the Domestic Market for Aboriginal Tourism

Pedagogical issues in designing a social and emotional learning program for Australian Indigenous youth in remote communities

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Robinson, Gary, Franck, Linel, Gore, Cecelia
  • Published: 2016

Skills for Life' is a strengths-based social and emotional learning program that aims to promote resilience, coping and problem-solving skills for Indigenous youth in remote communities. It has a focus…

Tech tools for improving productivity, profit and pasture in the pastoral rangelands

  • Authors: Murray Grey, Tim Driver
  • Publisher: Australian Rangeland Society
  • Published: 2017

In the last 20 years there has been a huge surge in development of technological tools to improve the business of producing protein in Australia. While in the early stages…

PROGARDESTM: a legume for tropical/subtropical semi-arid clay soils

  • Authors: Gardiner, C, Kempe, N, Hannah, I, McDonald, J
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

PROGARDESTM: a legume for tropical/subtropical semi-arid clay soils

Grazing behaviour of Dorper sheep and farmed goats and their implications for natural resource management in western NSW

  • Authors: Alemseged, Y, Hacker, RB, Toole, ID, Smith, WJ, Waters, CM, Melville, GJ
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Grazing behaviour of Dorper sheep and farmed goats and their implications for natural resource management in western NSW

Bridging the gap between responses to elder abuse and responses to family and domestic violence in rural and remote communities

  • Authors: Warren, Amy, Blundell, Barbara
  • Publisher: Family & Relationship Services Australia
  • Published: 2018

Elder abuse has been recognised as a significant social issue in recent years. Though the vast majority of reported elder abuse is perpetrated by family members, it is often not…

Case Study: Conservative stocking on the Fitzroy River floodplain; Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs, central Kimberley Western Australia

  • Authors: Ryan, K, Huey, AM, Novelly, P, Anderson, K.
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Case Study: Conservative stocking on the Fitzroy River floodplain; Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs, central Kimberley Western Australia

Identifying and addressing sustainable pasture and grazing management options for a major economic sector – the north Australian beef industry

  • Authors: MacLeod, ND, Scanlan, JC, Pahl, LI, Whish, GL, Crowley, RA
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Identifying and addressing sustainable pasture and grazing management options for a major economic sector – the north Australian beef industry

Engaging the marginalized: Partnerships between indigenous peoples, governments and civil society. Guidelines for engagement with indigenous peoples

  • Author: Human Rights Equal Opportunity Commission and United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Published: 2005

On 15 August 2005, in Brisbane Australia, 160 delegates from the International Engaging Communities Conference participated in the UN-sponsored workshop, ‘Engaging the marginalized: Partnerships between indigenous peoples, governments and civil…

Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Wooltorton, Sandra, Bat, Melodie, Boughton, Bob, Skewes, Janet, Stephens, Anne
  • Published: 2016

Participation in vocational training is strong among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote communities. However, despite the high level of participation, completion rates for courses are very low—on…

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