Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

Rationale:

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Special Interest Group (SIG) was founded at the Adelaide Conference of AARE in 2013.  Since then, we have worked to increase the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation within AARE including an Aboriginal Interpretive Tour, an Indigenous Keynote Speaker and a SIG Symposium within the annual Conference proceedings.  Our Indigenous led SIG brings together both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples, inclusive of Masters and PhD Research students, early career researchers, senior researchers and educators seeking to challenge the false assumptions held and maintained in regards to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.  Together, we seek to promote those forms of teaching and research that are framed by a social justice ethos to have transformative effect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.  As a collective, we aim to produce research related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, education, innovation and excellence; countering the deficit discourses maintained within colonial Australia.  If you too advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in education and are an agent for change, join us and work towards a more equitable Australia.

Research interests:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences in education

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