Quick fixes not the answer for Indigenous literacy

Riddle, Stewart (2015) Quick fixes not the answer for Indigenous literacy. Sydney PEN. pp. 23-24.


Politicians and media often talk about Indigenous education in terms of 'Closing the Gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous outcomes. These discussions tend to share two problematic features: engaging in deficit discourses - where the Indigenous learners and not the system or the curriculum are the problem - and seeking simple solutions to complex issues.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 02:43
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous education; closing the gap; curriculum problems
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/28179

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