Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Education, Indigenous Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is primarily designed for students wishing to undertake a teaching career. The course addresses Aboriginal education and social policies that have impacted on Aboriginal communities, particularly in NSW; cultural differences and related pedagogues; teaching strategies, including anti racism strategies; and the inclusion of the Aboriginal community in the delivery of knowledge within the schooling system.
    1. Recognise the importance of teaching Aboriginal Studies in the context of Australia's modern society.
    2. Understand and respect traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures;
    3. Learn appropriate pedagogy for teaching Indigenous students;
    4. Recognise the protocols of effective consultation with Aboriginal communities;
    5. Gain knowledge and skills in combating racism within the school situation
    History of Aboriginal education in NSW
    1996 NSW Aboriginal Education Policy
    Aboriginal community involvement
    Aboriginal learning pedagogues
    Roles of Aboriginal education workers and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
    Development of Aboriginal perspectives into teaching
    Development of Aboriginal Studies units
    Analysis of cultural bias in resources
    Examining racism

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.