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2013

Australian Catholic University

Daruganora

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Creating Inter-Cultural Spaces For Co-Learning, Kristina Everett, Eloise Hummell Jan 2013

Creating Inter-Cultural Spaces For Co-Learning, Kristina Everett, Eloise Hummell

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Among the many inhibitors to social inclusion and mobility faced by Indigenous peoples in Australia, under-representation of Indigenous students in Higher Education has long featured as a concern for government and human rights advocates. This is due to the attendant lower social indicators than those of the wider Australian society which characterise Indigenous peoples’ life experience. UNESCO’s guidelines on inter-cultural education published in 2007 provide some principles for groundwork to develop classrooms which are inclusive but not assimilationist. Models of how this might be done in practice, however, are scarce. In this paper we consider a model for inter-cultural ...