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Title: Why a Book About Indigenous Literacy Education in Australia?
Contributor(s): Harper, Helen  (author)orcid ; Rennie, Jennifer (author)
Publication Date: 2019
Early Online Version: 2019-10-22
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8629-9_1
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Abstract: This book brings together diverse perspectives about Australian literacy education for Indigenous peoples. The editors of this volume share a long history of working in Indigenous education, both as classroom teachers and as academics, and in school and tertiary settings. As non-Indigenous (Settler) academics, we acknowledge that Indigenous educational priorities ultimately need to be driven by Indigenous people, and we must enter this space respectfully. As educators we are aware of the disparate voices in literacy education generally, but the more so in the multiplicity of Indigenous contexts. We are motivated by the need to keep nudging the conversations along, as Indigenous people determine their own ways of being literate, and as educators continue to tackle the unfinished business of growing their institutions into places where Indigenous people can come to learn successfully. For any Australian teachers and researchers in the field of education, the topic of Indigenous literacy education should be particularly significant because it concerns many of our most marginalised students. It brings our attention to one of our deepest national educational dilemmas, namely, who gets to participate fully in which education.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Literacy Education and Indigenous Australians: Theory, Research and Practice, p. 1-12
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Singapore
ISBN: 9789811386299
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 450201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
450206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language education
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 210203 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literacy and numeracy outcomes
210404 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge
160201 Equity and access to education
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Language Policy
Series Number : 19
Editor: Editor(s): Jennifer Rennie and Helen Harper
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