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Indigenous early school leavers: Failure, risk and high-stakes testing

Schwab, Robert


Indigenous early school leavers in Australia's major cities comprise a significantly larger proportion of students than their non-Indigenous peers. Drawing on recent findings from the National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and the Australian Census, this paper examines what those data may or may not tell us about those young Indigenous people and their engagement (or lack of engagement) with education. The paper explores the notions of educational failure and risk as they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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