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This research:

  • Collates the findings of a national and international literature review of pre-service teacher education in respect of Indigenous students.
  • Identifies strategies, knowledge and skills required to prepare pre-service teachers for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and engaging with parents and communities.
  • Outlines the results of a desktop environmental audit of all Australian public universities, focusing on the Indigenous undergraduate education elements of pre-service teacher training.
On the 25th of October 2011, Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Director of the Indigenous Studies Research Network at QUT was commissioned by the Director of Indigenous Education Policy, Ms Angela Barney Leitch to conduct a desktop audit of all universities’ pre-service teacher training and review the Australian and international literatures that were appropriate to this area of study.