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EDF3112 Working with Indigenous Australian Students and their Communities
Credit Points: 10

This unit provides students with an overview of diverse social, historical and linguistic Indigenous Australian contexts and an insight into intercultural relationships to assist them to work effectively with Indigenous Australian youth and their families. It explores socio-cultural factors impacting on the lives and educational experience of Indigenous Australian youth. Family socialisation, patterns of language, health and well being issues and the significance of relationships are explored in relation to their impact on the care and education of Indigenous Australian youth. Factors such as history, social justice, racism and representations of Indigenous Australia are also examined in this context. This unit develops students' knowledge, skills and strategies to enable and support Indigenous Australian youths to reach their potential in contemporary Australia.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y68Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012