Glossary Term:


Respect refers to the way an individual treats others. Showing respect occurs in many ways, such as waiting to speak, not asking too many direct questions, ensuring that people are not made to feel uncomfortable or uneasy, and generally showing regard for the ideas, beliefs and cultures of others. Showing respect implies that community opinion is sought from all, or a wide range of, Elders and other community members.

(NSW Department of Education and Training, 2003, The Aboriginal education K–12 resource guide, p.14)

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