‘Closing the gap’ frames Indigenous education as a problem. In a new study, researchers talked to Indigenous educators about what excellence looks like in their schools.
Despite a nearly 50% increase in the proportion of 25-to-34-year olds with a degree since 2008, the percentage of university students from under-represented equity groups has hardly changed.
Parents protested a new anti-racism policy at an Ontario school board saying their children could ‘internalize shame and guilt because they’re white.’
Recently, specious claims against critical race theory have been showing up in Canada. School boards are being questioned about their anti-racism policies and the teaching of CRT to students.
Researchers reviewed 45 programs that aim to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. This is what they found, and their recommendations to make Australia’s education more equitable.
If we each get to choose four colourful candies, my four includes three orange and one blue. Yours?
Math educators share four ways parents can use counters, like candies or lego pieces, to lead ‘number talks’ that help kids develop an understanding of how numbers are related.
Analysis shows most suspensions in SA in 2019 were given to Indigenous students with a disability, followed by children with a disability living in care. These children need support, not dismissal.
Indigenous people with experience guiding culturally safe talking circles in an online environment can work with students to nurture safe virtual spaces.
Student respondents to a survey discussed memories of historical trauma of infectious disease and displacement, financial hardship related to Alberta tuition hikes and mental health concerns.
Indigenous owners left their mark on the ANU campus in the form of this scar tree. Now the goal is to increase Indigenous achievements in higher education.
The tertiary qualifications target requires higher education providers, schools and communities to work together. But higher education can also help close the gap in the other target areas.
Djenj Project Gunbalanya School Trip.
L-R Leeanna Namarnyilk, Diondre Cooper, Hayley Brinjin, Dionica Cooper, Morgan Disspain, Imogen Mangiru, Sharni Dirdi.
Archaeologists had some questions about an ancient Aboriginal site. So they involved the community and local school kids on their search for answers.
Many teachers want to teach Indigenous perspectives but often lack confidence or know-how. Teachers must be willing to confront the ongoing effects of colonialism in and outside the classroom.
Some people are more employable than others.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.
Students stage a walkout to raise awareness about systemic discrimination in the Canadian justice system during a protest at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on March 14, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
As students and faculty start a new academic year, it’s a good time to highlight the barriers to Indigenizing the campus and the importance of Indigenous voices on campus.
Indigenous students usually start university later in life.
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A recent Productivity Commission report showed the demand driven system of university funding didn’t increase participation rates for Indigenous students. But our analysis actually shows the opposite.
Students credit tutoring sessions with enhancing their ability to negotiate academia and successfully complete degrees.
Centre for Aboriginal Studies
There has been an increase in Australian Indigenous students enrolling in university in the last 10 years, and we need to provide them with tutors to keep them there.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.
Northern Territory has the highest proportion of Indigenous school students.
Indigenous students who graduate from university have slightly higher full-time employment prospects than their non-Indigenous peers.
A year of high expectations, yet little action.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here’s what else happened in education this year…
Offering more scholarships could help boost Indigenous PhD completion rates.
Reforming Australia’s research training system and providing more funding support could help increase PhD completion rates for Indigenous students.
Labor has announced it would fully fund Gonski if it wins government.
Labor has announced it will commit to fully funding Gonski, with a reform package costing $37.3 billion over the next decade.
But is this actually what the Gonski review recommended?
No improvements have been made to Indigenous higher education participation or completion despite a major review.
Three years after the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People which aimed to increase university attendance for Indigenous Australians, not much has changed.