Learning spaces: Youth, literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia

Learning spaces: Youth, literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia Book

  • Author(s): Kral, Inge, Schwab, Robert G (Jerry)
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Australian National University E-Press
  • ISBN: 9781922144089 (pbk.) 9781922144096 (ebook)

Abstract: The future of Indigenous Australians, especially Indigenous youth, in remote regions is a subject of great concern to all Australians. The view commonly presented in media reports and public commentary is unrelentingly bleak. While we recognise the challenges young people face, in this book we intend to dispute that view. The prevalent media images, newspaper headlines and opinion pages are so focused on examples of dysfunction that few Australians would ever imagine that many Indigenous young people are quietly leading productive and meaningful lives and moving confidently toward a future while walking in two worlds. Throughout this book you will meet some of these Indigenous young and dedicated individuals who reinvigorate faith in the potential that lies unacknowledged in the remote context. Our aim is to showcase a range of ‘out-of-school’ youth learning contexts in remote Australia, to analyse the factors that enable positive learning and to provide some working principles for facilitating and supporting effective youth learning in the remote Indigenous context.

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Kral, Inge, Schwab, Robert G (Jerry), 2012, Learning spaces: Youth, literacy and new media in remote Indigenous Australia, Book, viewed 15 October 2019, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4466.

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