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Learning for the western world? The Indigenous education dilemma

Fogarty, William

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Last week the Western Australian Indigenous Labor MP, Ben Wyatt, told a conference in Perth that Aboriginal children in remote communities need a “full Western education”. Wyatt went on to say that the State had delivered “a palliative education system” to remote Indigenous communities and had endorsed low expectations of Aboriginal children. I agree with him that Indigenous children need the best possible education. But, he went on to issue a challenge to Aboriginal people saying...[Show more]

CollectionsANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS)
Date published: 2012
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9756

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