Intervention? What does that mean for us?: Perspectives of Remote Indigenous Child Care Workers

Fasoli, Lyn, Maglis, J, Whitburn, K, Farmer, Rebekah, Grant, S and Lowe, K (2009) Intervention? What does that mean for us?: Perspectives of Remote Indigenous Child Care Workers. International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, 7 (1). pp. 16-28. ISSN 1448-6318


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This paper reports on findings of a participatory action research project that sought the views of Indigenous children’s services workers regarding the recent Australian Government Intervention into remote Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Early childhood staff at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) and children’s services students from 15 different communities worked collaboratively to reflect on what they knew about the Intervention,how it affected their work with children and what it has meant more broadly for families in their communities. Few published accounts are available from the perspectives of Indigenous early childhood staff and parents in remote Indigenous communities. While not claiming to be representative, findings from this project can make an important contribution to the ongoing debates surrounding on this topic, from both positive and negative perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Intervention;
Field of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2011 02:14
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 12:10

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