Literacy Education and Indigenous Australians

Theory, Research and Practice

  • Jennifer Rennie
  • Helen Harper

Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Helen Harper, Jennifer Rennie
    Pages 1-12
  3. Examining the Local: Theory and Practice

  4. Examining the Systemic: Theory and Practice

About this book


This edited volume brings together diverse perspectives on Australian literacy education for Indigenous peoples, highlighting numerous educational approaches, ideologies and aspirations. 

The Australian Indigenous context presents unique challenges for educators working across the continent in settings ranging from urban to remote, and with various social and language groups. Accordingly, one of the book’s main goals is to foster dialogue between researchers and practitioners working in these contexts, and who have vastly different theoretical and ideological perspectives. It offers a valuable resource for academics and teachers of Indigenous students who are interested in literacy-focused research, and complements scholarship on literacy education in comparable Indigenous settings internationally.


indigneous education bilingual education biliteracy situated literacies intervention and indigenous peoples remote education regional education scaffolding early childhood primary education secondary education tertiary education language studies aboriginal students Australia education indigenous education

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Rennie
    • 1
  • Helen Harper
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8628-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8629-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5361
  • Series Online ISSN 2452-1027
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