Mapping boarding school opportunities for Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council Region of Northern Territory

Osborne, Samuel, Rigney, Lester-Irabinna, Benveniste, Tessa, Guenther, John, and Disbray, Samantha (2018) Mapping boarding school opportunities for Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council Region of Northern Territory. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

The 2014 Wilson review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory recommended boarding school models as the preferred secondary education option for very remote Aboriginal students. This study considers boarding uptake by Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of the Northern Territory. An examination of boarding programs available to Aboriginal students in this region found that scholarship access is largely determined by socioeducational advantage and the perceived social stability of the family and student. To increase access and participation in boarding, more flexible funding assistance programs are needed. An expanded role for brokering could also increase retention and completion rates. Ultimately, more investment is also required in remote community schools, and in the development of 'both ways' capital if the social and educational aspirations of young Aboriginal students and their families in this region are to be realised through a boarding school model.

Item ID: 52994
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-7784
Keywords: Indigenous education, boarding, access, equity
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 03:10
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 20%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 70%
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