"Don't we already do that?" In search of an Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic symbiosis

Gair, Susan, and Pagliano, Paul (2008) "Don't we already do that?" In search of an Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic symbiosis. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 11 (3). pp. 3-18.

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In this article the authors, two white academics working in Social Work and Education at a regional Australian university, describe a conversation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues as to how to go beyond the idea of Indigenising the curriculum to create and maintain spaces for more respectful, ethical academic teaching, learning and research. A qualitative ethnographic approach is applied to the analysis of the conversational data. Guided by Victor Turner's ideas of liminality, possible ways are identified in which non-Indigenous academics can tentatively begin to contribute to, rather than avoid, a discourse about how to legitimately teach, write and research in academia located within disputed colonial spaces.

Item ID: 6528
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-5202
Keywords: social work education; tertiary education; Indigenous students
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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 01:08
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training 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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