Title

Models of Policy Development in Aboriginal Education: Issues and Discourse

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

ACER

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communications and Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

4522

Comments

This article was originally published as: Beresford, Q., Gray, J. (2006). Models of policy development in Aboriginal education: Issues and discourse. Australian Journal of Education. 50 (3) 265-280. Original article available here

Abstract

The education of Aboriginal children in Australia has been extensively examined and reviewed. Missing from this investigative activity, however, is the attempt to critically conceptualise the current approaches to the delivery of education for this highly disadvantaged group. There are two main aims behind this paper. Firstly, it devises a framework of seven discrete models of Aboriginal education to guide policy and practice. Secondly, the paper investigates the extent to which the official discourse reflects an understanding of these models. Finally, some thought is given to implications for government flowing from an understanding of the models, especially in the areas of improving policy development and official review.

DOI

10.1177/000494410605000304

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1177/000494410605000304