'Aborigines are smart' : children's responses to an Aboriginal Studies course: an ethnographic evaluation
This thesis explores and evaluates one approach being
used in a number of Australian schools to transmit
information about and to establish attitudes towards
Australian Aborigines. The questions investigated revolve
around the central problem of what information is
transmitted and how this occurs in a classroom. The focus
chosen for this study is The People of the Western Desert a
course designed for 11-12 year old children.
It is argued that with recent efforts to introduce
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