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Tellin' the stories sharing the journey towards a greater indigenous voice in education

Monday, 27 May 2013

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Sharing stories as a way of growing Indigenous teachers

Yunggorendi First Nations Centre at Flinders University has created a website as a digital archive of Indigenous voices and resources to encourage school-leavers and non-school-leavers to think about teacher education as a career. Video production was supported by Indigenous students undertaking Screen Studies at Flinders.

Seventeen Indigenous students, academics, classroom teachers and education leaders share their experiences and advice in Tellin' the stories of teachers: Tellin' the stories of teaching, a project that's part of the Federal Government's More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative.

The Project Leader, Yunggorendi's Associate Professor Tracey Bunda, says "Promoting education so that Indigenous children can be successful is everyone's business, not just the responsibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We're asking people to show the promo video, key messages video or excerpts as part of careers activities, professional development, reconciliation activities." The website also includes posters to download with practical tips for family and community members, as well as people working in schools, to use when talking with Indigenous people about teaching.


Jackie Wurm (email)
Project Officer
Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research
Flinders University
Business: 8201 2951