Honour song: Native graduates voice success
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AbstractThe success achieved in university by Aboriginal graduates is the subject of this qualitative study. The increasing number of graduates was the catalyst to document, improve understanding of, provide insights about and celebrate Aboriginal student success. Story telling is the strategy invoked in the study, which features the researcher's personal historical narrative about teaching and learning in the Aboriginal student community, and the narrative recollections shared by Aboriginal graduates about the university journey, their experiences and their achievement of success. The stories voiced by the graduates are shared within the conceptual model of a medicine wheel, and reveal an interactive pattern of the graduates aspirations, their challenges met and overcome, their growth achieved, and the resulting changes which took place in their lives. The process of success emerging from the graduates' stories, illuminates the way for Aboriginal students who go to university, and is an empowering vision for change.
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