Research resources and other materials regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are continuously searched by numerous authors and researchers. A resource guide to such books serves as a valuable information guide for further research. The current article covered in Week 1 provides guidelines for the same.
The resource used for the purpose of this topic is a book “The Aboriginal Child at School” Volume 23, Number 3 published in the year 1995. The scope of this article covers further covers several journals and other guided readings such as to cover the topic in great detail. The resource acts as an effective guide for the topic introduction.
The scope of the current review is a book that includes various journals and articles for developing basic understanding in regards to Aboriginal and Islander Strait people (Cranney, 1995). The texts includes several reference materials along with their names, supplier names, prices and other relevant materials. The guide book also contains all relevant guidelines for understanding key concepts in regards to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. This book contains various data which can be used and referenced for development of any work regarding Aboriginals and Islander Strait people.
The second week of the courses discuses pertaining to identities of Aboriginal and Islander Strait people. This article by Bronwyn Fredericks provides key insights regarding Aboriginal and Islander Strait people, who reside in towns and cities. This article discusses several signs, symbols, images and other representations that form a part of indigenous people.
This article provides value of identity to the Indigenous people as they practice in their communities. There are several laws along with unwritten codes of conduct that are developed by Indigenous people of Australia, forming a part of their everyday practice. Theses article is crucial as it develops the key understanding regarding culture of the indigenous people in Australia.
This article by Bronwyn Fredericks discuses key cultural identities of indigenous people that sets them apart from other local communities (Fredericks, 2013). It has been seen that around 70% of Aboriginal people resides in urban areas whereas rest resides in remote locations. There are numerous struggles that these people encounter while residing in urban areas. Symbols and artifacts used amongst them are still used by multiple of them results in conflicts in urban areas. This paper critically identifies signs, symbols, places and spaces that are present in such urban areas demonstrating creativity. While there remains a contradiction the signs and symbols used in culture of Aboriginals as against those used by non-Aboriginals, they are often referred to as creative endeavors by others.
Protocols and Engagement
Aboriginal and Islander Strait people had clear demarked boundaries separating them from the rest of the people. The current week reviews ways they have engaged protocols to acknowledge their country. This article by Reconciliation Australia provides various facts and figures that separates Aboriginal people from others residing in the area.
The current article is in regards to Acknowledgement of Country for explaining Traditional Owners. This article enables understanding the key distinctions that exists amongst Aboriginal and Islander Strait people within their areas. The ways and protocols they adopt in order to demark boundaries for other to acknowledge their existence.
Aboriginal and Islander Strait people have been at various instances excluded from history of Australia, their flag, anthem and democracy. This has led to causing of immense disparity amongst the Aboriginals and Islander Strait people and destroying their respect. It is critical to define ownership of their country rather than merely being cultural obligations. Including in welcoming protocols and acknowledging official meetings along with events. The narrow divided prevailing till date amongst the Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals needs to be reduced as much as possible such that there is minimum amounts of gaps in their culture. Divided can result in long lasting conflicts amongst Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals thus, such has to be reduced.
Week 4 focuses on overcoming Indigenous Disadvantages that are included in the article. This article focuses on education and training on Aboriginal and Islander Strait people education and training. This article covers teachers, school engagement processes, transition from school to work, access to primary health care, death cases and so on. This week determines social determinants affecting Aboriginal and Indigenous people.
The scope of this article helps develop concept regarding basic amenities of Aboriginal and Indigenous people. This article analyses social determinants that are critical for Aboriginal and Islander Strait people.
Social determinants of Aboriginal and Islander Strait people have generally low rates of school enrolment (Provision., 2005). School engagement can be made contextual factors designed using student’s experience, teacher quality and practices that are culturally inclusive. This article incorporates several useful findings that reflect parent’s engaging in children aids improving their skills in education and for attainment of their success. School engagement amongst Aboriginal and Islander Strait people helped develop a positive identity amongst their children regarding themselves and their cultures. This enhances participation and attendance amongst students as well. Post school it has been noted that young people make transition successfully into work but often develops long-term disadvantages. Data reflects that significantly lower number of non-Aboriginals make successful transition into work rather than Aboriginals. As education is related to social as well as economic wellbeing and positive health behaviors it is critical to obtain such education for formation of human capital. Low levels of education and decision making capability hampers their development, especially due to transformation of traditional work and globalization. These various indicators reflect overall wellbeing of Aboriginal and Islander Strait people, hence such data is critical for analysis of students.
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