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|Indigenous Interests Group - First Meeting 2009
How to Narrow the Gap in Education?
Jennifer Barr, Indigenous Research Officer in Australian Anglican
Schools, will talk about how Independent schools are working to try and
narrow the gap in Indigenous and non-Indigenous educational achievement.
discuss the private school's role in Indigenous education addressing
issues such as the current ideology of ‘self-determination’, the moral
ambiguities of Indigenous scholarship programs, and the possibilities
for two-way cultural learning in forging a positive spirit of ‘white
Barr has been a Research Consultant in Education for the past ten
years, investigating a range of topics, including policies of
inclusion of second generation migrant secondary students,
collaboration between youth work organisations and local schools in a
disadvantaged locale, and policy and practice regarding child safety
education in childcare centres.
When: 24 April
Boyd’s house - 2 houses west of Tennis wharf on the waterfront.
What to bring:
please bring something to eat and drink. Tea and coffee will be