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Indigenous girls, social justice, and schooling : addressing issues of disadvantage

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Amanda KeddieAmanda Keddie
Indigenous women and girls in Australia remain highly disadvantaged economically, culturally, and politically. The ways in which schools can better address this disadvantage are the focus of this chapter. The chapter builds on existing research in the area of Indigenous schooling and social justice to add important theoretical and practical insight into supporting Indigenous girls – an equity group whose marginalization (while highly salient) tends to be lost amid broader concerns about Indigeneity. With reference to “Emma’s” story as exemplifying some of the key constraints to the educational attainment of Indigenous girls , the chapter explores how schools might begin to remedy this disadvantage through their engagement with a politics of (1) economic redistribution, (2) cultural recognition, and (3) political representation.

History

Chapter number

32

Pagination

465-477

ISBN-13

9789814451147

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter, B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Springer

Extent

63

Editor/Contributor(s)

Wyn J, Cahill H

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

Berlin, Germany

Title of book

Handbook of children and youth studies