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Research Forum - Tuesday 25 September 2007

The Research Findings of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

Sponsored by DETA

Who are the speakers?

Dr R.G. (Jerry) Schwab: CAEPR Fellow specialising in research related to Indigenous education and training. His current research includes work on Indigenous learning communities, literacy, and the educational and social re-engagement of Indigenous youth in remote regions.

Dr Boyd Hunter: CAEPR Fellow specialising in labour market analysis, social economics and poverty research. He coordinated the first longitudinal analysis of Indigenous job seekers for the Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Dr Inge Kral: CAEPR postdoctoral Fellow who has carried out research on literacy in English and Aboriginal vernaculars, focusing on early years literacy and literacy as social practice in remote community contexts. She is also interested in non-formal learning contexts and Indigenous youth, particularly youth engagement in learning through new media and arts-based projects.

When and Where is it held?

Tuesday 25 September 2007, 8:45am registration for a 9:00am start to 10:30am (optional interactive session to commence at 11am - 12:30pm)

Conference Room, Level 12, Education House

This Forum is presented free-of-charge to participants.

What is the Focus of the Session?

This presentation will focus on CAEPR's work relating to Indigenous education and training. It will present key findings of a project commissioned by the state and federal education departments in Australia (AESOC), which developed a comprehensive synthesis of CAEPR research on Indigenous education and training. It will provide an overview of CAEPR 's research findings in the domain areas of demography, culture, partnerships, early childhood, pathways, teaching and leadership. An optional interactive session with the presenters will commence at 11am, for interested participants. This will be facilitated by Mr Chris Bain, Principal Policy Officer, Indigenous Education, Department of Education, Training and the Arts, and focus on labour force pathways and training options for Indigenous students.

Flyer (new window) 65K Adobe PDF document

Podcast

How to Register

To register, please contact Rebecca Libke on (07) 323 83176 or via e-mail Rebecca.Libke@deta.qld.gov.au

Morning tea will be provided.

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