Closing the gap on Indigenous literacy requires more than increased attendance

Riddle, Stewart (2014) Closing the gap on Indigenous literacy requires more than increased attendance. The Conversation, 14 February 2014. pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

The sixth annual update on Closing the Gap provides an unsurprising picture of slow progress on addressing issues of Indigenous disadvantage. The update presents a mixed bag of small improvements in life expectancy, child mortality rates and access to early childhood education, while there has been little improvement in employment, reading, writing and numeracy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 05:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, education, Indigenous, closing the gap
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24856

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