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EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families
Credit Points: 15

This unit provides students with an overview of Indigenous Australian social, historical and linguistic contexts and an insight into intercultural relationships to assist them to work effectively with Indigenous Australian children and their families. It explores the cultural and social factors that impact on the lives of Indigenous Australian children. Family socialisation, patterns of language, health issues and the significance of relationships are explored in relation to their impact on the care and education of Indigenous Australian children and youth. Factors such as history, social justice, racism and representations of Indigenous people, and written, oral and graphic discourses are also examined in this context. This unit develops in students the skills and strategies to enable Indigenous Australian children to reach their potential in both Indigenous and mainstream cultures. 

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K24Bachelor of Arts (Education) Bachelor of Arts
K26Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Arts (Creative Arts)
K40Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Creative Arts
K23Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science
K44Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Social Science
K14Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
K39Bachelor of Education (Kindergarten through Primary)
K29Bachelor of Education (Primary to Middle Years) - Bunbury
K15Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Bunbury
K15Bachelor of Education (Primary)
K71Bachelor of Speech Pathology
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009