Researching remote Aboriginal children’s services: it’s all about rules

Fasoli, Lyn and James, Ranu (2008) Researching remote Aboriginal children’s services: it’s all about rules. Ngoonjook: a Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues (33). pp. 26-42. ISSN 1039-8236

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This article focusses on problems, issues and insights gained from conducting cross-cultural research in the unique context of remote Aboriginal children’s services in the Northern Territory.
The article has two distinct sections. The first provides background information and describes the both-ways project—the context for this article. The second examines understandings, practical implications and advice learned by the researchers and research participants in the
process of completing the research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Dr. Lyn Fasoli has worked in the field of early childhood for over 30 years, most of them in the Northern Territory, Australia. She is an educator, researcher and consultant and has published numerous articles, nationally and internationally. She teaches courses in early childhood education at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, where she is a senior researcher. She continues to learn, most recently from her colleagues and students as well as from her four grandsons. Ranu James has worked in the field of early childhood, in particular Remote Aboriginal Children’s Services, for over fourteen years in the Northern Territory, Australia. She is the mother of four children and has been brought up in a way that has allowed her to operate within the two cultures that she is a part of, that is, Papua New Guinean culture as well as the Western mainstream culture of Australia. Both her personal and professional lives have involved working with people and young children on issues of cultural maintenance and development. This is her first published article and she has been involved in co-writing a number of other documents.
Keywords: Aboriginal childrens services, research, childcare services
Field of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 02:21
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:32

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