A kickstart to life: Australian football league as a medium for promoting life skills in Cape York Indigenous communities

Dinan-Thompson, Maree, Sellwood, Juanita, and Carless, Felicity (2008) A kickstart to life: Australian football league as a medium for promoting life skills in Cape York Indigenous communities. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37. pp. 152-164.

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Abstract

This paper presents evidence collected from an evaluatory study of the Kickstart program conducted by Australian Football League (AFL) Cape York in far North Queensland. The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Kickstart program in meeting its overall objective of enhancing lifeskills of Indigenous Australians through participation in AFL. Evidence collected via interviews with Indigenous youth, parents, teachers and Kickstart stakeholders (including community representatives) suggest mixed meanings surrounding the interpretation of “lifeskills”, and yet improvement in the education, attitudes and lifestyle choices of Indigenous youth in the selected Cape York communities.

Item ID: 5926
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1326-0111
Keywords: physical activity; lifeskills; indigenous education
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Reproduced with permission from Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2010 22:40
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
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