Ongoing conversations about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research agendas and direction

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
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Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004, 33 pp. 1 - 6
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As Indigenous researchers move forward with the shaping of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research agendas and directions in Australia, they are confronted with many issues basic to the beginning of any discipline: the problem of small numbers; the complexity and enormity of the problems; the diversity in the intellectual field; the limited albeit developing expertise; the limited opportunities for intellectual dialogue; and, of course, the absence of resources to build a professional base. The issue of their relative absence from developing academic knowledge traditions over the last two centuries, and their recent entree to the higher eduction sector, understandably, compounds their beginning point.
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