A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination?

A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination? Journal Article

Australian Universities' Review

  • Author(s): Street, Catherine, Smith, James A, Robertson, Kim, Motlap, Shane, Ludwig, Wendy, Gillan, Kevin, Guenther, John
  • Published: 2018
  • Volume: 60

Abstract: The number of Indigenous people enrolling in and completing higher education courses in the Northern Territory slowly continues to climb. Since the first policies supporting the Australian Government's self-determination policy that encompassed training of Indigenous teachers in the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education have played vital roles in increasing opportunities for Indigenous people to participate and succeed in higher education across all industries. From a policy perspective, these institutions are responsible for implementing Indigenous higher education policies at the local level in order to ensure that practice is guided by policy. Yet, there are other factors at play when considering policy implementation. This paper will provide a historical narrative around the institutional responses to national Indigenous higher education policies and summarise how implementation has often been constrained by parallel economic and socio-political forces.

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Street, Catherine, Smith, James A, Robertson, Kim, Motlap, Shane, Ludwig, Wendy, Gillan, Kevin, Guenther, John, 2018, A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination?, Volume:60, Journal Article, viewed 17 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=13606.

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