Higher Education: A critical frontier for Indigenous Australian students

Heather Herbert

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In this presentation I will use the findings of various research activities together with my own considerable experience as an Aboriginal educator working in Australian universities, to explore various aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island student health and welfare. The purpose of this presentation is to enhance your understanding of the realities that Indigenous Australian students confront when seeking to engage in Higher Education. I will do this by reflecting upon the Indigenous Australian student experience, to identify the diverse issues that impact upon the capacity of these students to effectively participate in their own education; and enable them to turn education into a tool of self-empowerment. The paper will conclude with a brief consideration of the implications of such action for Indigenous Australian futures in the academe and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationStudent Health and Welfare in Higher Education
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInforma Healthcare USA
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInforma Higher Education Series - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Mar 201228 Mar 2012


ConferenceInforma Higher Education Series


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