26 août 2018

Indigenous data sovereignty in higher education: Towards a decolonised data quality framework (AUR 60 02)

In the Australian higher education sector, the challenges to successful engagement and retention experienced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and communities are considerable. They persist despite many well-intentioned attempts to address this issue and to strengthen equity in participation in the sector. Implicated in this is the absence of a culturally-informed data quality framework for the sector, and the resulting persistence of associated issues such as confusion with data ownership; consistency; standards; usage; and storage. In this paper we argue it is essential that rigorous inquiry be carried out into the type and nature of data required or sought in the higher education sector on, for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This inquiry must involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators, researchers, evaluators and communities to bring into effect their aspirations for data sovereignty including stewardship and ownership of data, and for culturally beneficial outcomes relating to the use and application of data. It also mandates a collaborative approach with existing government and independent organisations, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from higher education institutions, working together towards the development and implementation of an agreed-upon and decolonised Indigenous data framework for the sector. More...

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A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination? (AUR 60 02)

The number of Indigenous people enrolling in and completing higher education courses in the Northern Territory slowly continues to climb. Since the first policies supporting the Australian Government's self-determination policy that encompassed training of Indigenous teachers in the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education have played vital roles in increasing opportunities for Indigenous people to participate and succeed in higher education across all industries. More...

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06 août 2018

Cultural & ceremonial leave entitlements (Advocate 25 02)

Cultural and ceremonial leave provisions in Awards and Enterprise Agreements have been instituted to recognise the cultural diversity of the Australian workforce, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. More...

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02 août 2018

TCUs: Saving Native American Education

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Native Americans have the lowest educational attainment of any race. In 1990, only 9 percent of Native Americans under the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree, compared to 21 percent of all U.S. citizens. More...

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01 août 2018

American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Recipient Grantees

University Business Magazine logoResearch has shown that children of color are more likely to succeed when they have a teacher of the same race. Yet Native American children are much more likely to have a white teacher than a Native teacher. More...

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30 juillet 2018

Royal commission scandals are the result of poor financial regulation, not literacy

The ConversationThousands of Aboriginal people were sold unsuitable financial products and vulnerable consumers are targeted by instant cash loan machines because the financial landscape supports predatory practices. More...

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29 juillet 2018

Nixing plans to add Indigenous content to Ontario curriculum is a travesty

The ConversationOntario’s newly elected government has dismissed a plan to revise the province’s social studies and history curriculums to add Indigenous content. There was no reason offered for Premier Doug Ford’s decision. More...

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21 juin 2018

How flexischools could help close the gap in Indigenous education

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThis year marked the tenth year of the Australian government reporting on targets made to close the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students. The report card showed some slow gains, but overall it was another national wake-up call. New policy approaches are needed to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous peoples. More...

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Multimedia resources help teachers share Indigenous knowledge in the classroom

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThis story of corn, beans and squash has been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. The relationship of these plants to each other, the earth, and the people who know how to plant them reflect the interdependence of all living things. More...

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Why there are so few Indigenous graduates at convocation

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationConvocation can be a very emotional occasion. Each year, it seems, the commentariat is whipped up into near hysterics over some honorary degree recipient or guest speaker. This year’s panic came by way of the University of Alberta’s acknowledgement of David Suzuki. More...

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