Indigeneity - A Skill-set for Teaching

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    Indigeneity is a key to ending educational disadvantage in Australia. Efforts to correct inequity have been unsuccessful within the structure of western academia and the societal constraints imposed by colonisation. Whilst Indigenous academics and consultants have been tasked with assisting to bring about change, they have been contained within western expectations, limitations and structures. It is time to think outside of the western box, reframing this issue as opportunity and connection with the use of Indigenous knowledge. Karen Martin’s definitions of Indigenous knowledge provide a framework to compare Indigenous values and beliefs with those of the western education system. The purpose is to create connections and encourage more Indigenous people to become teachers. Connectedness and purpose is the way forward with a specific Indigenous solution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-131
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Australian Indigenous Issues
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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