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Jul 17

Changing the game: a school at the beginning of its high expectations-relationship journey

Author:Cara Shipp

After completing the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program in 2015, I obtained a grant to implement SSLP work within a new school structure at Wanniassa School, Tuggeranong, ACT – a school with 11% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, one of the largest populations in Canberra schools. This work, based on high expectations with high support, … Continue reading Changing the game: a school at the beginning of its high expectations-relationship journey

14
Apr 16

Enterprise Learning Projects – Growing capacity from the ground up

Author:Laura Egan

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A love of business, a passion for economic inclusion and a curiosity about Australia’s Aboriginal cultures led me to establish Enterprise Learning Projects (ELP) in late 2010. ELP works in partnership with remote Aboriginal communities to develop inclusive, creative and sustainable enterprise-based initiatives that support family and community goals. The seed was planted back in 2006 when I began working … Continue reading Enterprise Learning Projects – Growing capacity from the ground up

27
Aug 15

New Report Identifies Key Non-Completion Factors for Disadvantaged Students

It has been widely recognised for some time that socio-economic factors can influence the likelihood of a student successfully completing tertiary education. Now, a new report from the Australian Council for Educational Research, carried out by Daniel Edwards and Julie McMillan, has investigated the compounding effect of belonging to multiple equity groups, as well as … Continue reading New Report Identifies Key Non-Completion Factors for Disadvantaged Students

07
Jul 15

Student Retention: Support after access

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The issue of student retention is often described as a “wicked problem” but nothing is insolvable and anything meaningful is never easy. A recent paper by our partners for the Strategies for Student Retention conference, the Australian Council for Educational Research, tracked students in Australian higher education from commencement to completion from 2005 – 2013 … Continue reading Student Retention: Support after access

05
Dec 14

Warren Mundine outlines 10 recommendations to improve Indigenous education outcomes

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 Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council Warren Mundine made a keynote address at the ‘Indigenous Education & Transitions’ conference on the 25th November in Sydney. Mr Mundine opened his address by comparing the journey for improving outcomes for Indigenous students as clearing a forest; it begins by clearing the first tree. Mr Mundine outlined 10 … Continue reading Warren Mundine outlines 10 recommendations to improve Indigenous education outcomes

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Nov 14

10 ways to implement Aboriginal Pedagogies and Processes in Schools

The challenges for any teacher with indigenous students is to comprehend indigenous learning styles combined with westernized styles of learning. It’s about incorporating one’s own perspectives and how this is catered for others through the pedagogy. This is crucial to the success of an indigenous student’s understanding and future applications of the knowledge. It all … Continue reading 10 ways to implement Aboriginal Pedagogies and Processes in Schools

04
Nov 14

Breaking the cycle to improve Indigenous outcomes in education

The Federal Government have been increasingly vocal in recent months in relation to Indigenous outcomes, specifically their vision for a world-class higher education system that builds on better pathways for Indigenous students. Participation and quality have been identified as two major challenges. Improving school attendance is an obvious challenge but digging deeper it is clear … Continue reading Breaking the cycle to improve Indigenous outcomes in education

30
Oct 14

Indigenous students neglected in the higher education policy debate

By Ian Anderson, University of Melbourne The government has made clear that more opportunities for Indigenous students are key to its vision for a world-class higher education system. However, Indigenous issues have received little attention in the policy debate over recent months, including in the higher education bill. In the decade from 2003, Indigenous higher … Continue reading Indigenous students neglected in the higher education policy debate