Talkin' bout a revolution: the call for transformation and reform in Indigenous education

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Hogarth, Melitta. 2018. "Talkin' bout a revolution: the call for transformation and reform in Indigenous education." The Australian Educational Researcher. 45 (5), pp. 663-674. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-018-0277-8
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Talkin' bout a revolution: the call for transformation and reform in Indigenous education

ERA Journal ID20008
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHogarth, Melitta
Journal TitleThe Australian Educational Researcher
Journal Citation45 (5), pp. 663-674
Number of Pages12
Year2018
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN0311-6999
2210-5328
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-018-0277-8
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13384-018-0277-8
Abstract

The areas of concern (‘goals’, ‘domains’ and ‘priority areas’ - whatever policymakers wish to call them) relating to Indigenous education have not changed since the first National Indigenous education policy in 1989. Deficit discourses, discursive trickery and the inability to report progress continues to demoralise and ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students remain at the lower rungs of educational outcome indicators maintaining societal and institutional constructs. In this paper, I argue that there is a need to dramatically reform the approach to Indigenous education transforming the hegemonic positioning assumed by the coloniser. Essentially, this would take a revolution: a revolutionary transformation of institutional and societal constructs; a cognitive awareness of how language and discourses are used to maintain power; and, a need to privilege Indigenous voices and knowledges to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights in education are achieved.

Keywordsdiscursive trickery, Indigenous critical discourse analysis, policy, discourse, Indigenous education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020459999. Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
450299. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCollege for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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