Evaluation of the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program

Lucas Walsh, Peter Anderson, David Zyngier, Venesser Fernandes, Hongzhi Zhang

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Abstract

Late in 2015 the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) and the Tigers in Community Foundation Limited through the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) contracted the Monash University Faculty of Education to undertake evaluation of the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) program. The purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the REAL program in assisting selected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys and girls between the ages 14-17 to develop their confidence, self-belief and leadership attributes and to encourage them to become actively involved in their local and broader communities. The evaluation was conducted against defined objectives of the VEC and the KGI.
This report draws from interviews surveys and focus groups from all relevant participants including a control group of Indigenous youth who had not participated in the REAL program. The report utilities and Indigenous "storytelling" methodology that seeks to highlight and honor the authentic voices of research participants.
The report is divided into three parts:
Part A provides an overview of the program and the methodology used in the evaluation
Part B includes the findings of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program in terms of the detailed objectives of the VEC and KGI
Part C provides a number of recommendations for the KGI REAL program in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages106
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Walsh, Lucas ; Anderson, Peter ; Zyngier, David ; Fernandes, Venesser ; Zhang, Hongzhi. / Evaluation of the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program. Melbourne : Monash University, 2016. 106 p.
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Walsh L, Anderson P, Zyngier D, Fernandes V, Zhang H. Evaluation of the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program. Melbourne: Monash University, 2016. 106 p.