Pursuing Indigenous-inclusive curriculum in social work tertiary education: feeling my way as a non-indigenous educator

Gair, Susan (2007) Pursuing Indigenous-inclusive curriculum in social work tertiary education: feeling my way as a non-indigenous educator. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36 (2007). pp. 49-55.

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Abstract

The retention and completion rates of Indigenous students undertaking tertiary studies continue to be disappointing. The contribution of Eurocentric curricula to such an outcome has been proposed in the Australian and international literature. Remaining very conscious of my status as a white, female, social work educator teaching at a regional university, over the last six years I have attempted to pursue the development of a more Indigenous-inclusive curricula and thus contribute to increasing Indigenous graduates from our degree programmes. This article documents some of my actions to rectify gaps in my own non-Indigenous knowledge base as a reflective learner under Indigenous supervision within the academy and in the community. Action to advance the development of accurate, useful curriculum and teaching practices respectful of Indigenous knowledges is recommended.

Item ID: 2161
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Indigenous
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Reproduced with permission from Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

ISSN: 1326-0111
Date Deposited: 20 May 2009 05:34
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 51%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare @ 49%
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