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Indigenous Australians as 'No Gaps' subjects: education and development in remote Indigenous Australia

Altman, Jon; Fogarty, William

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"In February 2008 the Australian Prime Minister made an apology to the ‘Stolen Generations’ on behalf of the nation. Since then, we have witnessed the rapid implementation of a policy framework focused on ‘Closing the gap’ and an increasingly complex, managerial and technical approach to addressing undeniable Indigenous disadvantage. This approach has been endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). As policy has become more monolithic and monopolistic, the state has become less...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAltman, Jon
dc.contributor.authorFogarty, William
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-20T00:30:49Z
dc.date.available2013-02-20T00:30:49Z
dc.identifier.citationAltman, J. C. & Fogarty, W. (2010). Indigenous Australians as 'No Gaps' subjects: Education and development in remote Indigenous Australia. In I. Snyder & J. Nieuwenhuysen (Eds.), Closing the gap in education: Improving outcomes in southern world societies (pp. 109-128). Clayton, Vic.: Monash University Publishing
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9806512-2-5
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9806512-3-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9738
dc.description.abstract"In February 2008 the Australian Prime Minister made an apology to the ‘Stolen Generations’ on behalf of the nation. Since then, we have witnessed the rapid implementation of a policy framework focused on ‘Closing the gap’ and an increasingly complex, managerial and technical approach to addressing undeniable Indigenous disadvantage. This approach has been endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). As policy has become more monolithic and monopolistic, the state has become less sympathetic to the diversity and difference that is a feature of Indigenous societies, especially in remote Australia ... In this chapter we want to problematise the notion that closing the gap in education will improve socioeconomic outcomes. In short, we question whether human capital theory that is so uncritically accepted as an elixir to socioeconomic disadvantage is applicable in all cross- or inter-cultural contexts, or in all territorial spaces ..." - page 109
dc.format20 pages
dc.publisherMonash University Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofClosing the gap in education: Improving outcomes in southern world societies
dc.rights" ... you can include the chapter by Altman and Fogarty in the ANU's repository. If you could acknowledge that the chapter was published in Closing the Gap in Education, using the details you've provided below, and including a link to http://publishing.monash.edu/books/cge.html, we'd very much appreciate it ..." - email from Coordinator Monash University Publishing, dated 8/02/13
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dc.titleIndigenous Australians as 'No Gaps' subjects: education and development in remote Indigenous Australia
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesClosing the Gap in Education? emanates from a conference organised by the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, in partnership with Monash South Africa, held in 2009 at Monash’s Johannesburg campus.
dc.date.issued2010
local.publisher.urlhttp://publishing.monash.edu/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAltman, Jon C., Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Research School of Social Sciences, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
local.contributor.affiliationFogarty, William, ANU, National Centre for Indigenous Studies
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