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School (non-)attendance and 'mobile cultures': theoretical and empirical insights from Indigenous Australia

Prout, Sarah; Biddle, Nicholas

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians are significantly and substantially less likely to be attending school on a given day than their non-Indigenous counterparts. This has been shown to have long-term consequences for the development of the mainstream literacy and numeracy skills associated with formal schooling, as well as later school and employment outcomes. Reducing this gap is a key focus of government education policy within Australia. Hampering the design of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102940
Source: Race Ethnicity and Education
DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2016.1150831

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