'Bridging the Gap' Symposium

'BRIDGING THE GAP' THROUGH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK

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Friday 27 August 2010 | 9am–5pm | Holme Building, The University of Sydney


If you are an educator, researcher, social or welfare worker, student or community member involved in the fields of education and social work this symposium presented in collaboration with the Koori Centre, will give you opportunities to: highlight challenges, strategies and practical examples of ‘what’s working’ to ‘bridge the gap’ for Indigenous Australians; and contribute to advancing deeper understanding of ‘what works’ to ‘bridge the gap’.

Keynotes
The Hon Linda Burney, MP & NSW Minister for Community Services
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF INTERGENERATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Professor & Director, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, Flinders University
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY. SCIENTIFIC TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND LITERACY
Eric Willmot AM, Professor, Educationalist, Engineer, Administrator & Author, Pemulwuy, the Rainbow Warrior (1987)
A SMALL APOCRYPHA OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION. A STORY OF GODS, SCHOLARS AND YANADA, OF REFUGEES, DEMOCRACY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, OF CABBAGES AND KINGS AND OF THE SURVIVORS OF IT ALL

Book Launch
John Cleverley & Janet Mooney, TAKING OUR PLACE: ABORIGINAL EDUCATION AND THE STORY OF THE KOORI CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY (2010). Sydney: Sydney University Press

Enquiries
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NSWIT Endorsement
This symposium is approved as Institute registered continuing professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. If relevant, please provide your 6-digit Institute Number on your registration form.