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Closing the Gap in Education?



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Closing the Gap in Education?

Ilana Snyder & John Nieuwenhuysen

Section 1:
The scope and substance of marginalisation in education

Challenges and Opportunities in Australian Indigenous Education

Mick Dodson

My Story Should Not Be Unusual

The Education of an Australian Aboriginal Girl

Inala Cooper

Bridging the Gap in South African Education

Graeme Bloch

Scholastic Heritage and Success in School Mathematics

Implications for Remote Aboriginal Learners

Robyn Jorgensen & Peter Sullivan

Section 2:
The structure and entrenchment of disadvantage

Old Gaps are Closing, New Gaps are Opening

Education, Ethnicity and Gender in New Zealand, 1986–2006

Richard Bedford, Paul Callister & James Newell

The Structure and Entrenchment of Disadvantage in South Africa

Thobeka Mda

Gendered Violence and Pedagogical ‘Resources for Hope’

Mothers’ and Daughters’ Stories From the Fringe of an Australian City

Jane Kenway, Lindsay Fitzclarence & Johannah Fahey

Two Orientations to Education System Reform

Australian and South African Politics of Remaking ‘the Social’

Terri Seddon

Section 3:
The challenges facing Indigenous education

Indigenous Australians as ‘No Gaps’ Subjects

Education and Development in Remote Australia

Jon Altman & Bill Fogarty

Closing the Gap in Education by Addressing the Education Debt in New Zealand

Russell Bishop

If This Is Your Land, How Do You Teach Your Stories?

The Politics of ‘Anthologising’ Indigenous Writing in Australia

Adam Shoemaker

Beyond the ‘Digital Divide’

Engaging with New Technologies in Marginalised Educational Settings in Australia

Ilana Snyder

Closing the Quality Gap in South African Education

An Analysis and Critique of the Education Roadmap

Leon Tikly

Section 4:
Enhancing social justice and equity

Stronger Smarter Approaches to Indigenous Leadership in Australia

Chris Sarra

Redressing Marginalisation

A Study of Pedagogies for Teaching Mathematics in a Remote Australian Indigenous Community

Peter Sullivan, Robyn Jorgensen & Rebecca Youdale

Marginalisation of Education Through Performativity in South Africa

Towards a Radicalisation of Education

Yusef Waghid



Closing the Gap in Education?

   by Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen