Mapping boarding school opportunities for Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of Northern Territory

Osborne, Sam, Rigney, Lester-Irabinna, Benveniste, Tessa, Guenther, John and Disbray, Samantha (2018) Mapping boarding school opportunities for Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of Northern Territory. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

The 2014 Wilson review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory recommended boarding school models as the preferred secondary education option for very remote Aboriginal students. This study considers boarding uptake by Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of the Northern Territory. An examination of boarding programs available to Aboriginal students in this region found that scholarship access is largely determined by socioeducational advantage and the perceived social stability of the family and student. To increase access and participation in boarding, more flexible funding assistance programs are needed. An expanded role for brokering could also increase retention and completion rates. Ultimately, more
investment is also required in remote community schools, and in the development of ‘both ways’ capital ifthe social and educational aspirations of young Aboriginal students and their families in this region are to be realised through a boarding school model.

Item Type: Article
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Research Collaboration Area: Education
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 01:55
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 01:55
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/599

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