First Peoples education

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Indigenous education
Report

Closing the Gap: annual data compilation report July 2021

This is the first annual data compilation report to inform the reporting on progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
Discussion paper

Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools

This publication is an edited version of Noel Pearson’s speech at the Centre for Independent Studies event ‘Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools’, held in Sydney on 18 May 2021.
Report

Mind the gap: understanding the Indigenous education gap and how to close it

Indigenous educational disadvantage remains among the most pressing and persistent public policy challenges in Australia. This research examines sources and extent of Indigenous educational disadvantage and proposes how policymakers can better meet the ambition of closing the gap.
Report

Confronting Indigenous educational disadvantage: a Kimberley perspective

This analysis documents the challenges faced on the ground by educators in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region, as well as the lessons being learned by a current initiative providing intensive training and professional development across 24 schools.
Article

For the first time, Closing the Gap has a higher education target – here’s how to achieve it

The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap has a higher education target for the first time. This article investigates what educational and social barriers must be overcome to achieve this.
Report

Measuring progress in Queensland's remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This paper provides a first step at measuring and communicating progress in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities. The framework in this paper is intended to illustrate an approach to measuring progress that can be further subdivided to provide a more detailed analysis of the key drivers...
Submission

Submission to inquiry on opportunities for employment and economic develop for Indigenous Australians

Universities Australia (UA) has made a submission to the House Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs inquiry into opportunities for employment and economic development for Indigenous Australians.
Report

Closing the gap: report 2020

The Commonwealth Government has delivered an annual report on progress on Closing the Gap since the National Indigenous Reform Agreement was established. This report points to the future, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people share ownership to improve life outcomes for current and future...
Report

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy first annual report

The Universities Australia (UA) Indigenous Strategy 2017-20 is a sector-wide initiative. It brings all member universities together to achieve common goals to advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and success in higher education.
Report

Indigenous strategy annual report January 2020

The Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2017- 20 brings all 39 member universities together to advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and success in higher education.
Report

SVA Perspectives: education — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

This paper considers what is required to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are experiencing vulnerability.
Literature review

A systematic review of recent research on the importance of cultural programs in schools, school and community engagement and school leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

This report provides a targeted review of a small subset of systematic reviews into ten critical areas of Indigenous education across Australia.
Strategy

A roadmap for building Indigenous digital excellence: looking to 2030

This plan outlines what a Digital Excellence (IDX) future looks like, its key guiding principles, areas of focus, goals to be achieved and priority actions.
Strategy

Arafura Swamp Rangers: healthy country plan 2017–2027

The Arafura Swamp Healthy Country Plan was prepared for Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation (ASRAC) by Yolngu and Bi clans and families, the traditional owners and djungkayi of the land and sea that is connected to Gurruwiling (the Arafura Swamp).
Evaluation

Ready for work: stories of innovative vocational education and training for regional and remote Indigenous students at Charles Darwin University

This report provides a series of case studies of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs at Charles Darwin University (CDU) that are recognised for delivering positive outcomes for regional and remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory (NT).
Report

When research is relational: supporting the research practices of Indigenous Studies scholars

In 2017 Ithaka S+R launched a project to explore the changing research methods and practices of Indigenous Studies scholars across Canada and the United States. The goal of this report is to serve as a companion piece to the local research undertaken by the cohort...
Report

The ‘university place’: how and why place influences the engagement and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students

This project aimed to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university student engagement and retention. Specifically, this project attended to the notion of the ‘university place’ and provides information and two tools that universities can use to help optimise the persistence and educational outcomes of...
Report

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy: first annual report

The purpose of this report is to outline key initiatives by universities to improve Indigenous higher education participation and success and deepen relationships and knowledge in institutions. The report draws on 2017 sector-wide statistics and qualitative information provided by universities in survey responses.
Strategy

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy 2017-2020

Australia’s universities have unveiled new targets to lift the university enrolment and completion rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.