Shifting the balance of power for families through a strengths- based book gifting program
Relationships with families in early childhood education and care: Beyond instrumentalization in international contexts of diversity and social inequality
Taylor & Francis
School of Education
This study took place in Western Australia which is the largest state in Australia measuring approximately 2.6 million square kilometres. The state has many Abo-riginal communities mainly in the far northwest, where over time Aboriginal people have moved back to traditional homelands due to colonial displacement. Remote communities such as these are described as at least 500–800 or more kilo-metres from the nearest regional centre and over 2,000 km from the state capital city. The term Aboriginal has largely been used in this chapter to describe the First Nations people of Western Australia. Occasionally the terms Indigenous or Abo-riginal and Torres Strait Islander have also been used to acknowledge and include all First Nations people living in Australia [...].