Selected Published Research

Most of the references below refer to Indigenous higher education, with a focus on empirical research. Studies of both Indigenous student learning, and of the work of Indigenous academics, are included. A few very useful works relating to Indigenous school education are also included. We welcome new suggestions.

Anderson, C. Bunda, T. & Walter, M. (2008). Indigenous higher education: the role of universities in releasing the potential. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37, 1- 7.


Asmar, C., Page, S. & Radloff, A. (2011) Dispelling myths: Indigenous students’ engagement with university. AUSSE Research Briefing Vol. 10, April. Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) (An analysis of Indigenous student responses from the 2009 Australasian Survey of Student Engagement)


Asmar, C. & Page, S. (2009). Sharing the Load: Indigenous cultural competency in the post-Bradley era: who will do the work? Campus Review, 12 October.


Asmar, C., Mercier, O. Ripeka, & Page, S. (2009). ‘You do it from your core’: Priorities, perceptions and practices of research among Indigenous academics in Australian and New Zealand universities. In A. Brew & L. Lucas (Eds.), Academic Research and Researchers. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press & McGraw Hill, 146-160.


Asmar, C. & Page, S. (2009) Sources of satisfaction and stress among Indigenous academic teachers: Findings from a national Australian study. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. 29 (3), 387 - 401.


Christie, M. & Asmar, C. (2012) Indigenous knowers and knowledge in university teaching. In L. Hunt, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), University teaching in focus: A learning-centred approach. Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Press: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia/Routledge: London, 214-232.


Clapham, K. (2011) Evaluation of Indigenous Teaching and Learning at Australian Universities: Developing research-based exemplars for good practice. View the Report [PDF 580KB]


Craven, R. Ed. (2011) Teaching Aboriginal Studies: A practical resource for primary and secondary teaching. 2nd ed. St Leonards, N.S.W: Allen & Unwin, 1999. (Endorsed by the National Federation of Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups. A comprehensive and up-to-date resource from a well-known scholar in the field.)


Day, D. (2007) Enhancing success for Indigenous postgraduate students, Synergy, no.26, November 2007, 13-18.


De Bortoli, L., and Thomson, S. (2010). Contextual Factors that influence the achievement of Australia's Indigenous students : Results from PISA 2000 - 2006. Camberwell: ACER


DiGregorio, K., Farrington, S. & Page, S. (2000). Listening to our Students: Understanding the factors that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ academic success, Higher Education Research and Development,19(3), 297-309.


Ewen, S.C. (2010). Cultural Literacy: An Educational Approach for Health Professionals to Help Address Disparities in Health Care Outcomes, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13 (3-4), 89-99.


Farrington, S., Page, S., & Daniel DiGregorio, K. (2001). The Things that Matter: Understanding The Factors That Affect The Participation And Retention Of Indigenous Students in the Cadigal Program at the Faculty Of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 18, 40-55.


Harrison , N. (2008) Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.


Helme, S. (2010). Career Decision-making: What matters to Indigenous Australians? Australian Journal of Career Development, 19 (3), 68-75.


Hossain, D., Gorman, D., Williams-Mozley, J. & Garvey, D. (2008). Bridging the gap: identifying needs and aspirations of indigenous students to facilitate their entry to university, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37, 9-17.


Howlett, C., Seini, M., Matthews, C., Dillon. B., & Hauser, V. (2008). Retaining Indigenous Students in Tertiary Education: Lessons from the Griffith School of Environment, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 38, 18-27.


Ma Rhea, Z. (2009). Indigenising International Education in Business, Journal of International Education in Business, 2 (2), 15-27.


Ma Rhea, Z. and Rigney, L. (2002), Researching with Respect: ‘Supervising Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Students’ in Sillitoe, J., Crosling, G., Webb, J. and Vance, S., (Eds)., Assisting Research Students from Non-Traditional Backgrounds. HERDSA, VIC, Australia.


Nakata, M., Nakata, V., Keech, S. & Bolt, R. (2012) Decolonial goals and pedagogies for Indigenous studies Decolonization:Indigeneity Education& Society, 1, 1, 120-140.

Nakata, M., Nakata, V. & Chin, M. (2008). Approaches to the academic preparation and support of Australian Indigenous students for tertiary studies, The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37, 7-14.


Nakata, M. (2007). The cultural interface. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36, 7-14.


Nakata, M. (2002). Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systems. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Journal, 28(5/6), 281-291.


Page, S. & Asmar, C. (2008) Beneath the teaching iceberg: Exposing the hidden support dimensions of Indigenous academic work. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 37, 109-117.


Page, S. & Asmar, C. (2011) Hidden stories and Unasked Questions. Campus Review, 16 May. Op-ed piece on analysis of Indigenous student engagement data.


Page, S., Farrington, S. & Daniel-DiGregorio, K. (2007). The Student Experiences Study: Using research to transform curriculum for Indigenous health science students, in, Brew, A., & Sachs, J. (Eds) The Transformed University: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice, Sydney, Sydney University Press.


Phillips, J. & Lampert, J., Eds. (2005) Introductory Indigenous Studies in Education: The Importance of Knowing . Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.


Kaye Price (2012) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching Profession. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.


Salazar, C. F. (2009) Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Academia: The Collective Voices of Counseling Faculty of Color. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 31 (3), 181-198.


Sarra, C. (2003) Young and black and deadly : strategies for improving outcomes for indigenous students. Deakin West, A.C.T: Australian College of Educators.