Special issue. Aboriginal voices: Systematic reviews of indigenous education

John Guenther, Neil Harrison, Cathie Burgess

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Abstract

This most ambitious series of systematic reviews of the literature (SRL) associated with the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school education brings together nine academics from six Australian higher education institutions, to review over 10,000 papers.

The SRL arose from the recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school education in Australia has become mired in myths and legends. Despite the millions of dollars that are spent on ‘new’ programs, and despite the best intentions of researchers over the previous 15–20 years to identify the ingredients for success, there was, on the surface of things, little evidence to support the claims. We considered that it was time to re-evaluate the field and its achievements. The SRL was thus born out of a combined desire amongst experienced researchers across Australia to differentiate fact from fiction, and to identify, through careful analysis, the future goals and directions of Indigenous education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Educational Researcher
Volume46
Issue number2
Early online date22 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • systematic reviews of the literature (SRL)
  • Indigenous education
  • school education

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