The Resource Both ways and beyond : in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education, John Grootjans, (electronic resource)

Both ways and beyond : in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education, John Grootjans, (electronic resource)

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Both ways and beyond : in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education
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Both ways and beyond
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in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education
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John Grootjans
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education
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eng
Summary
During 1987 my essential beliefs about the nature of the world were challenged by a chance event which led to my arrival in Arnhemland. Working with Aboriginal people allowed me to see first hand the failings of Western ideas in Aboriginal education and health. This is how a 12 year collaboration with Aboriginal people began. The aim was to search for answers to the question, 'Why so many ideas that had been successfully used in the Western world, fail to meet the needs of aboriginal people? My experiences prior to 1995 had led me to believe that Both Ways, an education pedagogy developed in teacher education, was the best approach for empowering Aboriginal Health Workers. I believed Both Ways gave Aboriginal Health Workers a means to develop solutions to aboriginal health issues which valued and respected their aboriginal knowledge. I needed to describe and evaluate the practice of both ways with Aboriginal Health workers for the purpose of proving the benefit of this pedagogy for other educators in this field. This thesis describes how I came to think Both Ways was a good idea; how I defined Both ways; and how I put it into practice. It also provides a description of the issues raised in my critique of Both Ways and in my attempts to provide answers to these issues. Several years of collecting data, including records from action research group discussions, participant observation, interviews with peers and students, and formal evaluations left me with many concerns about Both Ways. As educators follow my journey of discovery I hope that they will recognise experiences and insights that they themselves have shared. The descriptions and discussions in this thesis will add significantly to the overall discourse about health worker education. Similarly, the exploration of ideas beyond Both Ways will add significantly to the overall body knowledge about the power relationships involved in teaching in a cross cultural setting' [Taken from abstract]
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Grootjans, John
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, 1999.
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University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury
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  • University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury
  • Medical education
  • Public health personnel
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Torres Strait Islanders
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Both ways and beyond : in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education, John Grootjans, (electronic resource)
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http://researchdirect.uws.edu.au/islandora/object/uws:445
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : leaves 322-339
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one color
Contents
Overview: both ways or not both ways, that is the question; A personal history of change; Research method; Describing the context: shadows over paradise; Things can get better; Curriculum and institutional context; Implementing both ways; Analysis of data collected between 1995 and 1997; The death of both ways as I knew it; Reconstructing both ways; Experiences with both ways reconstructed; Epilogue; Colour plates; Attachments; Figures
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000024703856
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30 cm.
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338 leaves
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(OCoLC)223573412
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Both ways and beyond : in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker education, John Grootjans, (electronic resource)
Link
http://researchdirect.uws.edu.au/islandora/object/uws:445
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Bibliography : leaves 322-339
Color
one color
Contents
Overview: both ways or not both ways, that is the question; A personal history of change; Research method; Describing the context: shadows over paradise; Things can get better; Curriculum and institutional context; Implementing both ways; Analysis of data collected between 1995 and 1997; The death of both ways as I knew it; Reconstructing both ways; Experiences with both ways reconstructed; Epilogue; Colour plates; Attachments; Figures
Control code
000024703856
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
338 leaves
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)223573412

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