Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education

Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education Edited Book

  • Author(s): Quentin Beresford, Gary Partington, Graeme Gower
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia Press
  • Edition: revised edn.
  • ISBN: 192069403X

Abstract: The revised edition of Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education takes a fresh look at the challenges and achievements that have occurred in this important area since the books original release in 2003. Interest in Aboriginal education has increased through federal government policy commitments arising out of the 2007 national apology and the Closing the Gap commitment by state and federal governments. As a result of the increased awareness which led to these initiatives, there have been a number of state and federal government responses giving prominence to Aboriginal education as a public policy and educational issue. Examining the impact of initiatives such as the Shared Responsibility Agreements, the Follow the Dream program, the NT Intervention, Noel Pearsons blueprint for educational reform on Cape York, and drawing on data from numerous sources including the MySchool website, Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education provides a comprehensive look at the effects on Indigenous students of these reform efforts. Contents Introduction / Quentin Beresford, Gary Partington and Graeme Gower The context of Aboriginal education/ Quentin Beresford Separate and unequal: an outline of Aboriginal education 1900-1990s/ Quentin Beresford Aboriginal families and the school system/ Margaret Sims, Moira O'Connor and Michelle Forrest Language and the classroom settting/ Ian Malcolm, Terry Kessaria and Janet Hunter The impact of health on the education of Aboriginal children/ Neil Thomson Attendance and non-attendance at school/ Jan Gray and Gary Partington Classroom management and Aboriginal students/ Gary Partingtonand Jan Gray Crime, justice and Aboriginal youth/ Quentin Beresford Living and teaching in Aboriginal communities/ Jim Heslop Directions and best practice/ Quentin Beresford.

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Quentin Beresford, Gary Partington, Graeme Gower, 2012, Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education, Edition:revised edn., Edited Book, viewed 21 February 2024,

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