28
Sep 18

Riley’s Journey from School to Medicine

Author:Ash Natesh

Indigenous Children face tough challenges in most education systems. They often give up on education all together as they are not motivated enough and are often not given the resources that are necessary. Riley Court Bennet is from the Barkindji tribe from an Australian Indigenous tribal group from the Darling River basin in Far West New South Wales, … Continue reading Riley’s Journey from School to Medicine

05
Sep 18

The VAEAI Initiative

Author:Ash Natesh

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the most significantly disadvantaged group in Australia. According to Oxfam Australia (2017), they are “one of the most impoverished and disadvantaged communities in the world”. There is a significant inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in health and life-expectancy. Indigenous Australians experience shorter life expectancy, higher rates of … Continue reading The VAEAI Initiative

29
Aug 18

An Interview with Deanne Thomas on the Indigenous Education culture in NZ

Author:Ash Natesh

Deanne Thomas has a lot of experience and leadership in indigenous education issues. She has developed a number of projects and programmes for teachers of Māori immersion, dual immersion and te reo Māori. She was a member of Te Ohu Matua, the reference group for the Ministry of Education in the development of Te Marautanga … Continue reading An Interview with Deanne Thomas on the Indigenous Education culture in NZ

26
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