Deficit Discourse and Indigenous Education

I work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education policy space and this week the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) partnered with the University of Canberra to hold its biannual research conference in Canberra. The afternoon sessions today were pertinent to school education and was entitled ‘Deficit Discourse…

News: Arnhem Land school develops curriculum to improve mental health

A remote homelands school in the Northern Territory is using Indigenous ideas about wellbeing in its curriculum to improve student mental health. The Yirrkala Homeland School in north-east Arnhem Land has been trying to address high youth suicide rates, self-harm and poor school attendance, according to its teachers. Continue reading at ABC News.