Training for Inclusion

Cat Kutay, Kaye Mundine

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

There have been many programs initiated in Australia to train Aboriginal
students for inclusion in the information technology (IT) sector. These range from Microsoft Unlimited Potential courses, which mainly focus on preparation for office work, to Online Analytical Processing games, which involve students in discovery learning about how computers function. We suggest that this latter approach has much more useful ramifications for Indigenous people in terms of engaging them in employment and education. Years of research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education recommend that education in this sector should focus on practical, discovery learning with cultural and personal relevance, and stress the importance of identity within an Indigenous cultural context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Indigenous Communities
EditorsLyndon Ormond-Parker, Aaron Corn, Kazuko Obata, Sandy O’Sullivan
PublisherAIATSIS Research Publications
Chapter4
Pages75-88
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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    Kutay, C., & Mundine, K. (2013). Training for Inclusion. In L. Ormond-Parker, A. Corn, K. Obata, & S. O’Sullivan (Eds.), Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (pp. 75-88). AIATSIS Research Publications.