A case study about the policy-making process and Indigenous education.
Australian Indigenous education policies have failed over many decades to adequately address the inequality of Indigenous educational outcomes. This continuous failure has been well-document and has consequently led to Indigenous education being a prominent and ongoing issue on the education and national policy agenda since 1989. However, despite decades of policy attention to provide equitable educational outcomes for Indigenous students' equality remains elusive. This provokes the question as to "why' Indigenous education policies are continuously failing? Julie's research seeks to examine whether the policy-making process is contributing to continuous policy failure. This unique perspective shifts the focus from the traditional "education perspective' to a "policy perspective' to identify if there are any unexamined systematic factors that are contributing to maintaining inequality.
During the seminar, Julie will provide an overview of her research as well as share her preliminary findings and emerging themes.