What is the impact of high-stakes testing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students? What will be the impact of a national curriculum on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students? How will the national curriculum take account of the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse students?
International research papers examining issues related to schooling experiences of Indigenous students, arranged with newest research on top.
- Australian Indigenous students: Addressing equity issues in assessment (PDF, 534 kB)
Klenowski, Val (2008) Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- A model of school change for culturally and linguistically diverse students in New Zealand: A summary and evidence from systematic replication (PDF, 154 kB)
McNaughton, Stuart and Mei Kuin Li (2008) Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- The Impact of High-Stakes Accountability Policies on Native American Learners: Evidence from Research (PDF, 505 kB)
McCarty, Teresa L (2008) Arizona State University, USA
- Culturally Responsive Schooling for Indigenous Youth (PDF, 146 kB)
Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones (2008) University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Readings have been compiled to make a wide variety of opinions, perspectives and personal contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people easily accessible to teachers. Readings are not official publications of the QCAA — the ideas or sentiments expressed in them are entirely the author's own and may not reflect QCAA views or policy.
- Too obvious to see (Read001, Aug 2007) (PDF, 222.5 KB)
A paper by Penny Tripcony explaining the basis of Aboriginal spirituality.
- The gift of identity (Read002, Aug 2007) (PDF, 191.1 KB)
A paper by Jackie Huggins exploring the complexity and multi-layered nature of identity, in particular, an empowering sense of Aboriginality.
- Englishes and literacies (Read003, Aug 2007) (PDF, 191.7 KB)
A paper by Penny Tripcony exploring the variety of literacies relevant to Indigenous students and their communities and offering some suggestions for educators to work more effectively with these students.
- Assimilation and discrimination (Read004, Aug 2007) (PDF, 118.5 KB)
Extracts from Charles Duguid's 1963 classic, No Dying Race, detailing particular incidents of racial discrimination during the assimilation period of the 1930s to 60s.
- Palm Island case study (Read005, Dec 2007) (PDF, 128.8 KB)
An article by journalist Cameron Forbes, about land rights legislation proposed in Queensland under the Bjelke-Petersen government and how this was seen by and relevant to Palm Islanders.
- Wave Hill: A ceremonial return (Read007, Dec 2007) (PDF, 119.1 KB)
Extracts from the inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, delivered by Governor-General Sir William Deane in 1996, on the practical and symbolic importance of the 1966 Wave Hill strike and the subsequent grant of a lease to the local Gurindji people.
- Apology to stolen generations: Questions and answers (Read012, Jan 2008) (PDF, 208.3 KB)
Information about the Federal Government's proposed apology to the stolen generations. Compiled by Reconciliation Australia.
- Apology to Australia’s Indigenous people (Read015 Feb 2008) (PDF, 202.0 KB)
Speech presented to Parliament by Kevin Rudd on 13 February 2008. First mooted as an apology to Australia's stolen generations, Hansard recorded it as an apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. The motion of apology was passed unanimously.