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John Guenther

Working paper

Overview of Remote Education Systems qualitative results

This is a preliminary report designed for use by and feedback to our stakeholders. Qualitative data were collected during the period from mid-2012 through to the end of 2014 to seek responses to the following four research questions: • What is education for in remote...
Journal article

Red dirt thinking on power, pedagogy and paradigms: Reframing the dialogue in remote education

Recent debates in Australia, largely led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island academics over the past 5 or so years, have focused on the need for non-Indigenous educators to understand how their practices not only demonstrate lack of understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, being...
Journal article

Towards a good education in very remote Australia: Is it just a case of moving the desks around?

The education system, as it relates to very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia, faces challenges. While considerable resources have been applied to very remote schools, results in terms of enrolments, attendance and learning outcomes have changed little, despite the effort applied...
Journal article

Are we making education count in remote Australian communities or just counting education?

For quite some time the achievements of students in remote Australian schools have been lamented. There is not necessarily anything new about the relative difference between the results of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote communities and their counterparts in urban, regional and...