'We got needs too': Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban areas (Speaker's notes)

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. (2008) 'We got needs too': Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban areas (Speaker's notes). (Unpublished)

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Despite over 70 % of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia now living in urban or regional urban areas (ABS 2008), there is limited research which highlights their issues or the issues that impact on their education outcomes. The statistics demonstrate that living in urban centres is as much part of reality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as living in a remote discrete community. This paper will explore some of the issues for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples against a backdrop of statistics and some of the current literature. Examples will be highlighted from the South-East Queensland region to expose the need for specific education strategies and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this region and in other urbanised regions in Queensland and Australia.

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ID Code: 15621
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: "Aborigines and Education" Indigenous Studies Research Network Symposium 2008, 5th November 2008, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove.
Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Education, Urban, 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: 14 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:07

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