House of Representatives Committees
House Select Commitee on Aboriginal Education
Inquiry into Aboriginal education
On 26 November 1985, the Select Committee on Aboriginal Education tabled its report entitled Aboriginal Education.
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This report is available in two parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 16 chapters, 2 dissents and 5 appendices.
Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 7 (PDF 6717KB)
Committee Membership, Contents, Summary and Recommendations, Conduct of the Inquiry
Ch1: The context of Aboriginal education
Ch2: Aboriginal educational needs
Ch3: Co-ordination and funding
Ch4: Aboriginal self-determination and education
Ch5: Early childhood and pre-school education
Ch6: Primary schooling
Ch7: Bilingual/bicultural education
Part B: Chapter 8 to Appendix 5 (end) (PDF 6241KB)
Ch8: Homeland centres education
Ch9: Secondary schooling
Ch10: Aboriginal independent schools
Ch12: Technical and further education
Ch13: Aboriginal Studies
Ch14: Aboriginal teachers and teaching assistanrs
Ch15: Recruitment and training of non-Aboriginal teachers
Dissent by Mr R.F Shipton MP and the Hon. P.A.E
Dissent by Mr I.M.D Cameron MP
Appendix 1: Witnesses
Appendix 3: List of Exhibits
Appendix 2: Persons and organisations who made submissions to the inquiry but did not appear at public hearings
Appendix 4: Committee visits- Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Select Committee on Aboriginal Education
Appendix 5: National Aboriginal Education Committee Rationale, Aims and Objectives in Aboriginal Education
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