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Role of Australian indigenous support staff in higher education


Andersen, C, Role of Australian indigenous support staff in higher education, Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education, Springer Nature Singapore Pty Ltd, FF Padro, C Bossu, N Brown (ed), Singapore, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-981-10-6856-0 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1607-3_24-1


This chapter addresses the role and participation of Australian Indigenous support staff at the University of Tasmania and more broadly in Australian universities. The inclusion and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their professional advancement, and career opportunities, along with their contribution to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous student outcomes, are discussed. The importance of strong Indigenous leadership is affirmed; as well as Aboriginal Employment Strategies to drive change, enhance outcomes for Indigenous Australians and break the cycle of disadvantage, by developing culturally inclusive courses and learning environments.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:indigenous professional staff, support staff in higher education, indigenous higher education officers, student services officers, indigenous liaison officers, First Australians, indigenous Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
UTAS Author:Andersen, C (Associate Professor Clair Andersen)
ID Code:125317
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2018-04-12
Last Modified:2019-06-12

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