A critical analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan

Hogarth, Melitta Dorn (2015) A critical analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study involves the analysis of one of the most recent Indigenous Education policies, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 (MCEECDYA, 2011). It examines how the language used within policy positions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Articulating Rigney's (1999) Indigenist Research Principles with Fairclough's (2001) Critical Discourse Analysis provides a platform for critical dialogues about policy decision-making. In doing so, this articulation enables and emphasises the need for potential policy revision to contribute to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander struggle for self-determination.

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ID Code: 89754
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Ewing, Bronwyn & Sarra, Grace
Keywords: Indigenous education, Attendance, Engagement and Connections, Indigenous education policy, Critical Discourse Analysis
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 05:40
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 00:03

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