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Professor Gail Whiteford on engaging Indigenous populations in education

1 Sep 2010, by test test

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Professor Gail Whiteford, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Social Inclusion) of Macquarie University is a speaker at the 2nd Annual Social Inclusion in Education Conference on the 13th and 14th of September 2010 in Sydney.

1. First of all, how important is it to raise aspirations among the indigenous community in order to enhance a greater participation in higher education?
2. How easy is it to find academic role models within the Indigenous communities?
3. How easy is it to raise aspirations, and what are the major challenges and impediments to success?
4. Are aspirations enough to encourage social inclusion? What specific pressures do Indigenous students face whilst trying to complete their education?
5. You’re speaking at Informa’s 2nd Annual Social Inclusion in Education Conference on the 13th and 14th of September 2010 in Sydney, what do you hope delegates will take away from your presentation and the Conference?

For more information, go to www.informa.com.au/socialinclusion or contact +61 2 9080 4307.

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