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Indigenous Issues in Higher Education: The Choice Rests with You, Me, US

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. (2008) Indigenous Issues in Higher Education: The Choice Rests with You, Me, US. In National Union of Students (NUS) Education Policy and Development Conference, 25th - 27th June 2008, Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Thank you for the invitation to speak to the National Union of Students Conference. The briefing I received asked me to speak to some of the key issues facing Indigenous students and Indigenous people in higher education; the new Government's commitment to "closing the gap" and "social inclusion in education" and Indigenous approaches to education; and lastly the Review of Australian Higher Education (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008) in relation to Indigenous Higher Education. This is a lot to cover in this time but I hopefully touch on the main areas that I see as a concern and that you can use for your submissions to the Review of Australian Higher Education. This paper is not representative in that I am not representing the views of a group of Indigenous people or an Indigenous organisation. I will ensure that NUS receives a copy of my paper in due course for posting on its website and I will additionally lodge a copy within the QUT e-prints system to enable access by you.

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ID Code: 14034
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Indigenous, Higher Eductaion, Bradley Review, Universities, staff, students
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Bronwyn L. Fredericks
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:01

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