Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Genealogies of the 'achievement gap' in policy-making for Australian Indigenous school students

1 September 2014

This study is investigating the history and political effects of the notion of ‘achievement gap’ attributed to Australian Indigenous students through the national policy Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage. The research examines social and educational debates occurring around the time of two significant events in Australian race relations – the 1938 ‘Day of Mourning’ and the 1967 referendum – and contrasts these with contemporary debates about Indigenous educational achievement and participation. Developing a genealogical study of this ‘gap’, this study takes the form of critical analysis of archival and contemporary documents guided by Foucauldian, postcolonial and settler-colonial theoretical perspectives.

Event details

  • When: 2–3.30pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: FREE but RSVP is essential.

  • RSVP: Email Dr Helen Proctor by August 31.

  • Contact:

    Dr Helen Proctor
    Co-convenor, School and Teacher Education Policy Research Network
    T: +61 2 9036 5401 | E: helen.proctor@sydney.edu.au

  • Speaker: Sophie Rudolph is a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (MGSE). She has also taught in schools in Australia and overseas, currently teaches on the Master of Teaching course at MGSE and had participated in research and community projects through the MGSE and other organisations.


Genealogies of the 'achievement gap' in policy-making for Australian Indigenous school students

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

1 September 2014


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