Teacher Education

Year: 2002

Author: Price, Kaye

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Without quality teacher training, both pre-service and in-service, teachers will not be adequately prepared to teach Indigenous learners within diverse settings. The failure to provide teachers with the understanding, skills and confidence to teach across cultures results in teachers struggling to adopt culturally inclusive, appropriate and effective approaches to teaching, In addition, teachers need ongoing support, leadership and professional development if they are to adopt productive pedagogy and effective teaching and learning strategies and ultimately achieve equitable and appropriate learning outcomes for all students. This research project examined current programs in teacher education and on-going professional development in Queensland. All eight Queensland universities and twenty three schools across State, Catholic and Independent schools were included in the study. This paper will present the results of this research project.