About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 7898-7905
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

GRADUATING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER TEACHERS: THE MATSITI PROJECT

K. Price

University of South Australia (AUSTRALIA)
Australia faces a shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers. While approximately 4% of children in Australian schools are Indigenous (Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander), only approximately 1% of teachers are Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander. The sad fact is that of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who begin initial teacher education (ITE) less than one-third - 30% - graduate and enter the teaching profession. MATSITI is a four year (2011-15) program aimed at increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people entering and remaining in professional teaching positions in Australian schools. Developing strategies that enhance the professional and leadership capabilities of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers form a key component of the Initiative. MATSITI has undertaken research and participated in projects with individuals, universities and state/territory jurisdictions during the last three years, in particular with the Australian Council of Deans of Education. This paper will report on research and partnerships, and explore the outcomes of completed projects and progress of ongoing projects. It will also explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce data report.
@InProceedings{PRICE2015GRA,
author = {Price, K.},
title = {GRADUATING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER TEACHERS: THE MATSITI PROJECT},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {7898-7905}}
TY - CONF
AU - K. Price
TI - GRADUATING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER TEACHERS: THE MATSITI PROJECT
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2015
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
SP - 7898
EP - 7905
ER -
K. Price (2015) GRADUATING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER TEACHERS: THE MATSITI PROJECT, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 7898-7905.
User:
Pass: