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The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children

Posted on: 2 May, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 2, April 2012 – June 2012
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Infants and young children Remote Education Social issues

Thomson N, Burns J, McLoughlin N (2012)
The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children
In: Beresford Q, Partington G, Gower G, eds. Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education: fully revised edition. Revised ed. Perth, WA: UWA Publishing: 202-234

The revised edition of Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education reflects on the challenges and achievements that have occurred for both teachers and students in this significant area of education since the book’s original release in 2003. The chapter, The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children, reviews the specific health issues currently affecting Indigenous children, and how these issues impact on their education. The chapter provides a summary of key indicators of Indigenous health status.

Prevalent issues and indicators discussed include:

  • infant mortality and birth weight status
  • nutrition
  • substance use
  • anaemia
  • ear disease and hearing loss
  • infectious diseases
  • eye conditions
  • oral health
  • injuries
  • social and emotional wellbeing.

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