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Family Matters No. 75 - September 2006

Workin' together

Indigenous perspectives on community development
Marlene Burchill, Daryl Higgins, Leanne Ramsamy and Sandi Taylor

Abstract

In this paper, the authors provide an overview of an evaluation of "early learnings" from Indigenous Community Development projects funded by the Telstra Foundation. The projects looked at community identified solutions for serious social and health problems affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. The projects addressed themes such as early childhood development, youth participation and leadership, and the role of schools in facilitating change.

In this paper, the authors provide an overview of an evaluation of "early learnings" from Indigenous Community Development projects funded by the Telstra Foundation. The projects looked at community identified solutions for serious social and health problems affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. The projects addressed themes such as early childhood development, youth participation and leadership, and the role of schools in facilitating change.

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