"Not looking at us level": Systemic barriers faced by Aboriginal teachers in remote communities in Central Australia

Hall, Lisa (2018) "Not looking at us level": Systemic barriers faced by Aboriginal teachers in remote communities in Central Australia. Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, 5 (1).

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Abstract

This essay is based on doctoral research that examined the reasons behind the low number of young Aboriginal teachers currently undertaking and completing teacher education in remote communities in Central Australia. By listening to the stories of a group of fully qualified and experienced Aboriginal teachers, this doctoral research explored the complex array of barriers, as well as supports, that Aboriginal people from remote communities encounter as educators. The seven teacher participants in this research have each spent between 20 and 35 years working in their respective schools in their home communities (see map below) and have undertaken and completed the requisite study to become fully qualified teachers. The purpose of this essay is to focus exclusively on the examples of systemic barriers experienced by these teachers through the theoretical lens of race, using settler colonial theory, whiteness theory and critical race theory (CRT).

Item Type: Article
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Research Collaboration Area: Education
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 01:57
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 01:57
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/585

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