Literacy education and Indigenous Australians: Theory, Research and Practice

Jennifer Rennie (Editor), Helen Harper

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This edited volume brings together diverse perspectives on Australian literacy education for Indigenous peoples, highlighting numerous educational approaches, ideologies and aspirations.

The Australian Indigenous context presents unique challenges for educators working across the continent in settings ranging from urban to remote, and with various social and language groups. Accordingly, one of the book’s main goals is to foster dialogue between researchers and practitioners working in these contexts, and who have vastly different theoretical and ideological perspectives. It offers a valuable resource for academics and teachers of Indigenous students who are interested in literacy-focused research, and complements scholarship on literacy education in comparable Indigenous settings internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages332
ISBN (Electronic)9789811386299
ISBN (Print)9789811386282
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLanguage Policy
ISSN (Print)1571-5361
ISSN (Electronic)2452-1027


  • Indigenous education
  • Bilingual education
  • Biliteracy
  • Situated literacies
  • Intervention and indigenous peoples
  • Remote education
  • Regional education
  • Scaffolding
  • Early childhood
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education
  • Language studies
  • Aboriginal students
  • Australian education

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