Challenges and tensions in implementing current directions in Indigenous Education

Year: 2002

Author: Tripcony, Penny

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

For over 20 years various National and State Education policies have been in place and little seems to have changed in terms of outcomes for Indigenous peoples. But there are strange anomalies in Queensland Indigenous Education. What are the current directions in policy making, implementation strategies and outcomes in Queensland? In 2001 the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Body commissioned six research projects: Completion of 12 years of schooling or equivalent, The pre-schooling experience, Teacher Education, Standard Australian English and languages, Community Capacity Building, and Accountability. This symposium will review the outcomes of these research projects, setting them in the larger frameworks of national policy and state directions.