Leading and choosing to make a difference for Indigenous students in one of the largest secondary schools in Queensland: an administrator's story

Wilkinson, Louise (2003) Leading and choosing to make a difference for Indigenous students in one of the largest secondary schools in Queensland: an administrator's story. In: McGinty, Sue, (ed.) Sharing Success: an Indigenous perspective. Common Ground Publishing, Altona, VIC, Australia, pp. 205-223.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the progress made on enrolment, retention, participation and achievement of Indigenous students in a very large urban secondary school in Queensland from 1994-2002. Within the context of the school community, this paper presents some data on the levels of progress in Indigenous student outcomes made by the school over time; juxtaposes the results of two studies conducted in the school by researchers at the School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS), James Cook University, and explains what the school has done since; and discusses a new research project currently in progress by me, as practitioner researcher, including a literature review on the achievement of Indigenous student outcomes. Finally, this paper comments on the challenges of being a non-Indigenous administrator leading a program for Indigenous education.

Item ID: 14398
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: Indigenous education; secondary education; success
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ISBN: 978-1-86335-532-2
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 01:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 51%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 49%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 51%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 49%
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