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Learning the lessons? Pre-service teacher preparation for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Moreton-Robinson, A; Singh, D; Kolopenuk, J; Robinson, A

Document type:
Report
Abstract:

This report by the Queensland University of Technology collates the findings of a national and international literature review of pre-service teacher education in respect of Indigenous students, with particular regard for the strategies, knowledge and skills imparted to pre-service teachers in preparation for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and engaging with parents and communities. The report further outlines the results of a desk top environmental audit of all Australian public universities, focusing on the Indigenous undergraduate education elements of pre-service teacher training.

The report fulfils the requirements of the first component of the Commonwealth funded project, ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education — Improving Teaching’, a collaboration between the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment and the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). [Report]

This research informed the development of resources in AITSL’s Teacher Toolkit.