Action learning through Indigenous literature

Year: 2008

Author: Beveridge, Lorraine

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports on using action learning to investigate authentic voice in Indigenous literature. The setting is a new regional primary school in New South Wales, Australia. The school needed to get Aboriginal Education on the agenda, in line with the mandatory Aboriginal Education Policy (New South Wales Department of School Education, 1996). At the same time, the Prime Minister of Australia had just apologised on behalf of the government to the nation’s Indigenous people for injustices of the past (Rudd, 2008). This was the micro and macro context that set the scene for the action learning project, “Action Learning through Indigenous literature”, that took place during term two 2008.