It's a long road that has no ending

Herbert, Jeannie (2003) It's a long road that has no ending. In: McGinty, Sue, (ed.) Sharing success: an indigenous perspective. Common Ground Publishing , Altona, VIC, Australia, pp. 9-31.

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In this paper I examine the notion of Indigenous "success" in education, as this is the focus of my research. The paper begins with a brief consideration of the historical and social factors that may influence the positioning of Indigenous Australians within the academy and, ultimately, the "success" individuals are able to achieve. This is followed by an examination of the way in which the university, as an educational institution, encourages or hinders Indigenous "success". Having established the context for "success", I then explore the notion of "success" from the perspective of various stakeholders, followed by a brief discussion of the implications the diversity of views might have within the context of Indigenous achievement in higher education. The paper concludes with a reflection upon the importance of this research within the sector and considers how the impact of what happens within the university might influence the wider field of Indigenous education and ultimately educational provision for all Australians.

Item ID: 7451
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-86335-532-2
Keywords: education; indigenous
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2010 03:52
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
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