ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER EDUCATION

 

 

 

Art work by Amanda Power
Art work by Amanda Power of the Pangarang People and
member of the Queensland Teachers' Union

"We see education as the most important strategy for achieving self-determination for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. We do not see education as a method of producing anglicised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but rather an instrument for creating an informed community with intellectual and technological skills, in harmony with our own cultural values and identity. We wish to be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens in changing Australia."
Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (1975) Report to Schools Commission, as quoted in Egan, 1986:3.

 

 

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