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Postgraduate teachers' commitment to teach Aboriginal studies in Australian schools

Mooney, Janet, Halse, Christine and Craven, Rhonda G. 2003, Postgraduate teachers' commitment to teach Aboriginal studies in Australian schools, in NZARE AARE 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas : Joint conference of the 2003 New Zealand Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, AARE, Coldstream, Vic., pp. 1-10.

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Title Postgraduate teachers' commitment to teach Aboriginal studies in Australian schools
Author(s) Mooney, Janet
Halse, Christine
Craven, Rhonda G.
Conference name New Zealand and Australian Associations for Education Research. Conference (2003 : Auckland, New Zealand)
Conference location Auckland, N.Z.
Conference dates 29 Nov. - 3 Dec. 2003
Title of proceedings NZARE AARE 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas : Joint conference of the 2003 New Zealand Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Editor(s) Jeffery, Peter L.
Publication date 2003
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher AARE
Place of publication Coldstream, Vic.
Summary This study was commissioned by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) under its Education Innovation Program (EIP). The project goals were supported by the NSW Teachers Federation, NSW Primary Principals' Association; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSW DET); NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.; the Aboriginal Studies Association; and the Australian Council of Deans of Education. This paper presents the findings emanating from the qualitative component of the study. The qualitative component of this project followed and elaborated on the quantitative study which aimed to: a) critically evaluate the impact of preservice primary teacher education Aboriginal Studies courses on practising teachers' self-perceived abilities to appreciate, understand and effectively teach Aboriginal Studies, Aboriginal perspectives, and Aboriginal children in Australian schools; b) compare and contrast the self-perceptions of teachers who had undertaken a core or elective course in Aboriginal Studies in their initial teacher education course with the self-perceptions of teachers who had not undertaken such courses; c) characterise participating teachers' initial teacher education courses in relation to the Aboriginal Studies content covered; and d) identify teachers' perceptions of useful structure and content to consider including in future teacher education courses. The responses from telephone interviews with teachers in schools and responses to open-ended questions in surveys are discussed. The findings identify congruence and dissonance in the areas of: the contribution of preservice teacher education; benefits of preservice Aboriginal Studies for students in schools; the place of Aboriginal Studies in schools and the curriculum; Aboriginal Studies and student ethnicity; strategies for teaching Aboriginal Studies; and the content of preservice courses.
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Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, NZARE/AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034824

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