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- DescriptionStrong and Smart - Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation tells the story of how Dr Chris Sarra overcame low expectations for his future to become an educator who has sought to change the tide of low expectations for other Indigeus students. The book draws upon Roy Bhaskar's theory of Critical Realism to demonstrate how Indigeus people have agency and can take control of their own emancipation. Sarra shows that it is important for Indigeus students to have confidence in their own strength and ability to be as able as any other group within society. The book also compares and contrasts White perceptions of what it is to be Indigeus and Indigeus views of what it is to be an Aboriginal Australian. The book calls for Indigeus Australians to radically transform and t simply reproduce the identity that Mainstream White Australia has sought to foster for them. Here the book explores in what ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are othered by White Australians. Sarra seeks to advance the vel position that it is OK to be other to White Australia. The question becomes, which other? The Indigeus Student should t be treated as the Feared and/or Despised Other, r should they be coerced into wholly assimilating into White culture.
- Author BiographyChris Sarra is a world-class educationalist. His 'strong and smart' philosophy led to dramatic improvements in educational outcomes at the Cherbourg State School in Queensland. He now heads the Stronger Smarter Institute, Queensland University of Technology, which is transforming Indigenous education with positive messages of high expectations, quality relationships and community engagement in schools. Led by Dr Sarra, the Institute's programmes are having significant impact on students, educators and communities in schools across Australia.
- Author(s)Chris Sarra
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/08/2012
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, figures
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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