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Teacher education, Aboriginal studies and the new national curriculum


Andersen, C, Teacher education, Aboriginal studies and the new national curriculum, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 41, (1) pp. 40-46. ISSN 1326-0111 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/jie.2012.7


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian schools continue to have poor education and health outcomes, and the introduction of a new national curriculum may assist in redressing this situation. This curriculum emphasises recommendations which have been circulating in the sector over many years, to require teacher education institutions to provide their students with an understanding of past and contemporary experiences of Indigenous Australians, as well as the social, economic and health disadvantages that challenge Indigenous communities, and to equip them to integrate Indigenous issues into their future teaching programs. This article, while focusing on teacher education developments at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to meet National Standards and Frameworks for preservice teachers, provides some general background, and identifies recently developed resources, including the potential for Indigenous centres within universities to assist educators.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teacher education, Aboriginal studies, graduate attributes, cultural competence
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Andersen, C (Associate Professor Clair Andersen)
ID Code:79684
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Riawunna
Deposited On:2012-09-27
Last Modified:2013-05-09
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