Before we begin again, I want to tell you why last year was horrendous [Blog post]

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Hogarth, Melitta. 2019. "Before we begin again, I want to tell you why last year was horrendous [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 21 January 2019, pp. 1-8.
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Before we begin again, I want to tell you why last year was horrendous [Blog post]

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AuthorHogarth, Melitta
Journal TitleEduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers
Journal Citation21 January 2019, pp. 1-8
Number of Pages8
Year2019
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL)https://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=3625
Abstract

The education year is about to begin but I can’t let 2018 go. Not yet.

I want to share with you how last year was for me, a Kamilaroi woman, a former schoolteacher and now a university lecturer and educational researcher. My urge to share is simply because I need to be persistent and I have to keep on trying to communicate how it is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, like me, in Australia today.

I consistently investigate the biases and taken for granted assumptions upheld in our society in my work as a researcher and I want to tell you that last year was absolutely horrendous for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. And yet, it was also a significant year where we celebrated the strength and persistence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and we began discussions about truth telling and acknowledging the detrimental shared history of colonial Australia.

Keywordssocietal and institutional constructs, race relations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441013. Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
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Byline AffiliationsCollege for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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