There's little reason for optimism about Closing the Gap, despite changes to education targets

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Hogarth, Melitta. 2019. "There's little reason for optimism about Closing the Gap, despite changes to education targets." The Conversation. 15 February 2019, pp. 1-4.
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There's little reason for optimism about Closing the Gap, despite changes to education targets

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AuthorHogarth, Melitta
Publication TitleThe Conversation
Journal Citation15 February 2019, pp. 1-4
Number of Pages4
Year2019
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL)https://theconversation.com/theres-little-reason-for-optimism-about-closing-the-gap-despite-changes-to-education-targets-111840
Abstract

This week saw the release of the annual Closing the Gap report. Much like the previous decade of reports, we learned progress was lacking, failure was apparent and in 2018, only two of the seven targets were on track.

This is hardly a surprise. Each year, we’ve heard of the failures and the inability to make a significant impact on the gap.

KeywordsClosing the Gap, Indigenous education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020459999. Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
450299. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsCollege for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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