Extract from cover of Working with Aboriginal People and Communities

Suggested readings for Topic 4: Building positive relationships

Aboriginal Services Branch 2009, Working with Aboriginal people and communities: A practice resource, NSW Department of Community Services, viewed 30 August 2016  <

Colbung, M & Glover, A 1996, ‘In Partnership with Aboriginal Children’, in M Fleer (ed), Conversations about Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings, Australian Early Childhood Association, Watson, ACT.

Harrison, L, Goldfeld, S, Metcalfe, E & Moore, T & Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2012, Early learning programs that promote children’s developmental and educational outcomes, Canberra, ACT, viewed 30 August 2016, <>. [Available online and cites Michael Colbung’s work in Early Childhood Education]

Martin, K & Mirraboopa, B 2003, ‘Ways of knowing, being and doing: A theoretical framework and methods for indigenous and indigenist re‐search’, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 27, no. 76, pp. 203–214, viewed 30 August 2016, <>.

Phillips, J & Lampert, J 2005, Introductory Indigenous Studies in Education, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW.  [Chapter 11 talks about power and relationships]

Rogers, J 2015, ‘Education: heart business’, in K Price (ed), Knowledge of life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, CUP, Melbourne.