Journal article

One step forward, two steps back: A historical and social context of Indigenous Education policy

Melitta Hogarth

Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues | Swinburne University | Published : 2016

Abstract

The stark disparity between the educational attainment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Australia has been apparent since the introduction of Indigenous students into State education in the 1960s (Partington 1998; Hickling-Hudson & Ahlquist 2003; Vass 2012). This paper seeks to demonstrate the similarities and differences between the Education for Aborigines: Report to the Schools Commission by the Aboriginal Consultative Group (Aboriginal Consultative Group 1975) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 (MCEECDYA 2011). It identifies the areas and domains of concern and compares and contrasts the approaches in addressing the educational attai..

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