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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]

dc.contributor.authorFogarty, William
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05T23:39:29Z
dc.date.available2013-03-05T23:39:29Z
dc.identifier.citationFogarty, W. (2012). Learning for the western world? The Indigenous education dilemma. Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://theconversation.edu.au/learning-for-the-western-world-the-indigenous-education-dilemma-11326
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dc.description.abstractLast 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 “Aboriginal people cannot be empowered if they are not willing to prioritise the one key to empowerment, education.” He also suggested that parents must compromise on “cultural life” for the sake of their children’s economic futures. And herein lies the problem. If it is to be successful a “full western education” as Wyatt puts it, must also value who the students are, the culture they come from and respect their identity.
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dc.titleLearning for the western world? The Indigenous education dilemma
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local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University
dc.date.issued2012
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local.contributor.affiliationFogarty, William, ANU, National Centre for Indigenous Studies
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