Promoting the persistence of Indigenous students through teaching at the Cultural Interface
Gregory Martin, Vicky Nakata, Martin Nakata, Andrew Day
STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
The promise of higher education remains elusive for many Indigenous students in Australia. To date, institutional efforts to improve the persistence and retention of Indigenous students have been largely piecemeal, poorly integrated and designed to remediate skill deficits. Yet, market-led expansion of Australian higher education is driving curricular reform and demands for accountability and quality. Despite this, very little is known about how teaching and pedagogy can be used to support the learning and persistence of Indigenous students. In this context, the paper provides a reconceptualization of current debates and positions that are currently bound up within the limitations of questio..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council's Discovery Indigenous Researcher Development scheme [Grant number DI120100021].