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Role of Australian indigenous support staff in higher education

Andersen, C ORCID: 0000-0001-8448-8215 2018 , 'Role of Australian indigenous support staff in higher education', in FF Padró and C Bossu and N Brown (eds.), Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education , Springer Nature Singapore Pty Ltd, Singapore, pp. 1-18.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Andersen, C
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,
Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore Pty Ltd
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-981-10-1607-3_24-1
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