Aboriginal Social Work Academics: Failure to Thrive due to Having to Fight to Survive?

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Abstract

The Behrendt report (2012) highlighted the significant lack of
representation of Aboriginal people in higher education. It called
for a collaborative approach by governments, universities, and
professional bodies to drive systemic changes. In the last decade,
this has resulted in an increase of Aboriginal students, staff, and
researchers. This article presents a qualitative research study in
which Aboriginal social work academic participants described
their experiences of curriculum changes, workload, and research
in the academy. Implications for universities, and social work
programs, in particular, show where more is needed in the form
of antiracist action plans and follow-through with these to
address failure to thrive due to having to fight to survive in the
academy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralian Social Work
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2021

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