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    Language is much more than a means of communication, it is something that not only contains the understandings of a person’s culture and connection to the land, but it also plays an essential role in maintaining one’s well-being, self-esteem and more importantly, their sense of identity. In addition, with regard to Indigenous Australians, language plays a significant role in their culture and history; however, since colonization there has been a significant decline in indigenous languages. This issue will be further discussed through examining the causes and background factors to this issue, looking at the various stakeholder perspectives, analysing the current strategies and options in place to resolve this issue and finally, formulating recommendations that could further improve this issue.…

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    Stolen Generation

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    This essay has two different parts, the chosen event and aspect will be about Indigenous Australian history of Stolen Generation. It will have answers to, What is Stolen Generation? why have Indigenous children been removed from their families? Also by analysing the nature of the effects and impacts of the event in practice of Indigenous Australians. Children from the Indigenous Australian background has been through so much traumatic events, that educators must have an understanding of these…

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    are disadvantaged in Australian society. Addressing low literacy levels within indigenous communities provides the catalyst for positive outcomes to the future of Aboriginal people. Growing numbers of indigenous Australians achieving tertiary qualifications advances academic standing, professional standing and employments opportunities for individual and the indigenous community as a whole ( Mellor and Corrigan 2004). Incorporating the fundamental ethos of Aboriginal culture with input from…

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    SOA History

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    The beautiful history of the Australia 's School of the Air (SOA) begins as the concept of an innovative thinker and organizer in the early 1900’s. His portrait can still be viewed today on one side of the Australian twenty note; the Reverend John Flynn. In 1921 he conceptualized the combined use of two technologies: the Alfred Traeger 's pedal-powered radio and the Royal Flying Doctor Service ( the world 's first air ambulance) The idea to bring education to the children of Australias Outback…

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    culture is an underlying factor of intelligence it can become a problematic issue when assessing Indigenous Australians. Gardener’s multiple intelligence theory, along with Charles Spearman’s g factor theory and Lewis Terman Standford-Binet scales are all underlying theories which all address the same issues in the accuracy of assessments. Literature suggest that language, literacy skills, education and cultural norms across Western and Indigenous culture differ which can result in an inaccuracy…

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    2008, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, delivered his apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the parliament. This is considered as an important point in current Australian history as it revise the past which would influence the relations between Australian groups in present and future. (Nobles, 2008).In order to understand how he tried to create an imagined community in his speech, I will analyse the apology on two faces: rhetoric and content. Firstly, I will point out how the…

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    Health disadvantages experienced by Indigenous Australians are considered to be historical in origin, but the endurance of the disadvantages can be put down to the modern structural and social factors, embodied in what have being termed the ‘social determinants of health’. Indigenous Australians experiences a greater rate of health problems and worse health outcomes then the non-Indigenous community. For non-Indigenous Australians the important social determinants of health are feeling safe,…

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    Indigenous Education

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    Education for the majority of Indigenous students is a daily struggle. The author has discovered that literacy in particular is difficult for Indigenous students to comprehend. Harrison and Sellwood (2016) points out, average literacy scores for Indigenous students are much lower than that of Australian students as a whole. The author believes educators are faced with the challenge to adjust their strategies to help increase the literacy levels of Indigenous students. Ordinary teaching practices…

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    Diversity In Education

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    The divergence in educational outcomes in the Northern Territory primary and high school between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students has seen the highest illiteracy rates and low performing academia Australia, condensed widely in remote communities. According to the 2016 census, this area had the lowest school completion rate for Indigenous students, with 22%, compared to the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland, which have 57% and 42% (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016). Many…

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    Australian Aborigines When learning about a new group of people it is best to understand their past and where they originated from. One of Australia’s indigenous groups is the Aborigines. The group is said to have migrated from Asia as early as 30,000 years ago. There are about 500-600 distinct groups of aboriginal people. Although there are different groups there are links between the groups that unify them such as their spiritual beliefs, storytelling and art. Their spiritual beliefs have a…

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