Making difference count: a demographic study of overseas born teachers

Santoro, Ninetta, Reid, JoAnne and Kamler, Barbara 2001, Making difference count: a demographic study of overseas born teachers, Australian journal of education, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 62-75.

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Title Making difference count: a demographic study of overseas born teachers
Author(s) Santoro, Ninetta
Reid, JoAnne
Kamler, Barbara
Journal name Australian journal of education
Volume number 45
Issue number 1
Start page 62
End page 75
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research
Place of publication Hawthorn, Vic.
Publication date 2001-04
ISSN 0004-9441
Summary This article reports on the findings of a demographic study which is part of an Australian Research Council funded case study. It seeks to better understand the experiences and challenges facing teachers who are overseas born and educated non-native speakers of English. The investigation has been carried out in Victorian government metropolitan, regional city and rural secondary schools. A statewide survey has provided data about this previously `invisible' population of teachers, their demographic location, their qualifications, backgrounds and the nature of their teaching experiences. The findings raise a number of concerns in relation to overseas born teachers of ethnic difference in rural schools where cultural and professional isolation may be of particular concern. We explore some of the implications for teacher education in the light of increasing numbers of overseas born students entering teacher education courses.
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Australian Council for Educational Research
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Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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