Developing the discourse of emancipation in Aboriginal education research: Establishing parameters for the Shoalhaven Aboriginal education research project

Ian Stewart and Shayne Williams
Vol 11, Number 2, p.124
In a recent paper on 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in the Early Years' the Schools Council stated that research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education \"is not currently conducted at a level and frequency which is desirable\" (1992: 9). Furthermore, the Schools Council is supportive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander demands for an end to inappropriate and offensive research methods that have largely been conducted by nonAboriginal researchers on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families and communities. Our paper describes how these issues and concerns are being addressed in a community-based and controlled Aboriginal education research project that is being conducted in the Shoalhaven area on the South Coast of New South Wales.