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Dixon, R. M., Constable, S. E. & Dixon, R. (2007). Risky Journeys: The Development of Best Practice Adult Educational Programs to Indigenous People in Rural and Remote Communities. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7 (4), 231-240.


The findings from a culturally relevant innovative educational program to support community health through dog health are presented. It will report on the pilot of a program, using a generative curriculum model where Indigenous knowledge is brought into the process of teaching and learning by community members and is integrated with an empirical knowledge base. The characteristics of the pilot program will be discussed. These included locally relevant content, appropriate learning processes such as the development of personal caring relationships, and supporting different world views. Recommendations include the projected use of local Indigenous health workers to enhance the sustainability of the program.

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