Meanings and Perspectives of Reconciliation in the Australian Socio-political Context
This paper seeks to map the various interpretations and meanings of ‘reconciliation’ between Indigenous and on- Indigenous people in the Australian socio-political context in the late 1990s till today.
||Cultural Diversity, Reconciliation, Indigenous, Black White Relations
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.69-78.
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Nina Burridge began her career as a high school teacher in History and moved into higher education as a teacher educator. She sees herself as both an academic and an activists. Her main research interests have been Indigenous education and the implementation of the policy of reconciliation in the education and community sectors. She has published papers and educational materials on how Indigenous education in school and on approaches to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the current socio-political context. She has been the director of the Institute of Aboriginal Studies and Research at Macquarie University in Sydney and is currently lecturing in the Faculty of Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her emerging interests are in the areas of social justice and cultural diversity and she has been a campaigner for many issues related to refugee reforms and human rights at the local and national levels within the Australian community.
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