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‘We got education needs too’ : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban areas

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Bronwyn Fredericks
Limited research highlights the plight of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and the issues that impact on their education outcomes. This is despite over 70 % of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia now living in urban or regional urban areas (ABS 2006). 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. Using Brisbane as a case study, this paper will explore some of the issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students face against a backdrop of the statistics and some of the current literature. It will argue for specific education strategies and programs to meet the needs of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

History

Parent Title

"Aborigines and Education" Indigenous Studies Research Network Symposium 2008, 5th November 2008, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld.

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

05/11/2008

Finish Date

05/11/2008

Location

Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane, Qld.

Publisher

Unpublished

Place of Publication

Queensland

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

"Aborigines and Education" Indigenous Studies Research Network Symposium

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