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First Nations in Education

Journals Relevant to Australian Indigenous Education

Browsing within core journals for a field of study is a good way to keep current with emerging research and knowledge.

You may also want to review journal titles listed on other Australian Indigenous studies library guides

Journals for First Nations scholarly research

The following journals are leading sources of Indigenous scholarship from around the world

UNESCO Observatory eJournal - Special Issues

The UNESCO Observatory e-Journal, has produced two special issues which focuses on education for and about the First Peoples of Australia.

Volume 4, Issue 1 is titled, 'Indigenous Education in Australia: Policy, Participation and Praxis', and is concerned with how Western educational structures and institutions work for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Journal is titled 'Indigenous Education In Australia: Place, Pedagogy and Epistemic Assumptions'. and focuses on the education experiences of people living in remote Australia.

Finding Journals

Journals can be located via the Library Catalogue or the A-Z Journal list. You can search for an exact journal title or for keywords.

The Periodicals Collection on the ground floor of the Giblin Eunson Library houses a selection of education journals.


What is a scholarly peer reviewed journal?

Scholarly Journals

  • Contain articles written by and addressed to experts in a discipline.
  • Report original research or experimentation.
  • Cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies.

Peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals

  • Only publish articles that have passed through a review process, and have been approved by scholars or experts.
  • Many databases provided the option to limit your search results to peer-reviewed titles

Tip: You can use the UlrichsWeb : global serials directory to check if a journal is peer-reviewed.

  1. Search for the journal (use the title-exact search)

  2. If it is peer-reviewed, the soccer referee T-shirt icon will display next to the journal name.

soccer referee t-shirt icon used in UlrichsWeb to indicate peer reviewed status