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Policy, practice and the 'revolving classroom door': Examining the relationship between Aboriginal spatiality and the mainstream education system

Prout, Sarah


Indigenous academic outcomes are in many ways negotiated at the interface between student spatialities-including their residential patterns and choices- and the mainstream school system. The current model of education delivery rewards regular attendance at well-resourced schools. Conversely, sporadic interactions with under-resourced schools generally produce poor educational outcomes. This paper draws on qualitative case-study research in Yamatji country, Western Australia, to present a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Education
DOI: 10.1177/000494410905300104


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