Teach for Australia (TFA) : can it overcome educational disadvantage?

Skourdoumbis, Andrew 2012, Teach for Australia (TFA) : can it overcome educational disadvantage?, Asia Pacific journal of education, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 305-315, doi: 10.1080/02188791.2012.711298.

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Title Teach for Australia (TFA) : can it overcome educational disadvantage?
Author(s) Skourdoumbis, AndrewORCID iD for Skourdoumbis, Andrew orcid.org/0000-0003-4329-1285
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of education
Volume number 32
Issue number 3
Start page 305
End page 315
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 0218-8791
Keyword(s) Teach for Australia
student achievement
teacher quality
social justice
Summary This paper considers an alternative teacher certification pathway known as Teach for Australia (TFA) that is currently operating in the Australian state of Victoria. A discursive approach informed by critical theory is used in the paper to critically examine the specific case of TFA as an alternative teacher certification pathway charged with improving student learning outcomes and reducing educational disadvantage. The problematization of educational programmes such as TFA, including specific terms and statements found in TFA documentation, features prominently in the paper alongside the political and economic policy context of public education. The argument and central contention of the paper is that TFA will not overcome educational disadvantage; nor will it over time improve student learning outcomes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02188791.2012.711298
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2012
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051338

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