Ms Janet Mooney is currently the Director of the Koori Centre, University of Sydney. She has had many years of working in Aboriginal Education, as a Secondary Teacher, Education Officer, Consultant in Aboriginal Education, Lecturer in the Aboriginal Education Assistants Program at the Koori Centre and then as the Coordinator of that program. She is an Indigenous academic who has dedicated her career to improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people; she believes strongly that education is a tool for social justice and therefore actively promotes exemplary and innovative educational practice. Hence, in all of the positions she has held she has kept abreast of sound educational practices for Aboriginal learners, but has strived to create an understanding for non-Aboriginal people of the practices and principles of attitudinal change that can only produce a more cohesive community of Australians.


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Nurturing Indigenous Australian Knowledges and Traditions: Landscapes of Western Supremacy within a Tertiary Institution

In this paper we discuss cultural change within an established research university in Sydney, Australia, suggesting that difference should not merely be ‘managed’ on the sidelines, but celebrated and incorporated equally into ‘mainstream’ educational programs

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