MATSITI at International WINHEC Conference

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Presentation by Dr Kaye Price at the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) conference in Taiwan, September 19 2012

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  • Generic presentation for More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative to be modified for audiences as required As at May 2012 Project partners are welcome to use and modify the presentation as long as attribution is given to the MATSITI Project under Creative Commons licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/au/
  • Full Project Plan at www.matsiti.edu.au/docs/MATSITI-project-plan.pdf
  • Project governance plus the three main sectors the Project will engage with – school jurisdictions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators, and teacher education institutions. Project Working Party includes DEEWR (sponsor), AITSL, ACARA, SCSEEC Indigenous Education Working Group
  • See Aboriginal and Toores Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 Leadership, Quality Teaching and Workforce Development is one of 6 priority domains – the other 5 priorities are Readiness for school Engagement and connections Attendance Literacy and Numeracy Pathways to Real Post-School Options
  • Research – teacher workforce profile, teacher education, career development, enablers and barriers Partnerships – school jurisdictions, teacher education institutions, professional associations, Indigenous education leaders and networks Marketing and communications – promotion campaign to attract Indigenous people to the teaching profession
  • Further details and video about the Australian Council of Deans of Education Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Retention and Graduation Project http://matsiti.edu.au/education-deans-meet-to-improve-indigenous-teacher-education/
  • First round MATSITI grants to school jurisdictions and teacher education institutions
  • Indigenous workforce data available until 2008 when national collection ceased.
  • MATSITI at International WINHEC Conference

    1. 1. The More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative Dr Kaye Price WINHEC Conference – 19 -20 September 2012 WINHEC Conference – 19 -20 September 2012
    2. 2. Using teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesUsing teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesMATSITI Project TeamProfessor Peter Buckskin (Project Director)Professor Emeritus Paul HughesDr Kaye Price•(BHP)
    3. 3. Using teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesUsing teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous Knowledges• In 1979, there were 72 qualified and practising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers identified (NAEC, 1979)
    4. 4. Using teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesUsing teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous Knowledges• The NAEC proposed a target of 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in schools by 1990.
    5. 5. Teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesTeaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesCurrently• 1% of Australian school teachers areIndigenous• 4% of students of Australian schoolstudents are Indigenous
    6. 6. Teaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous KnowledgesTeaching as a way to celebrate and sustain Indigenous Knowledges• Demographics• Recruitment• Retention• Promotion• Development
    7. 7. An Australian Government Initiative An Australian Government Initiative• Council of Australian Governments (COAG)• National Indigenous Reform Agreement (Closing the Gap)• National Education Agreement
    8. 8. Overview | More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative Overview | More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative• $7.5m Initiative over 4 years funded by Australian Government (DEEWR)• Project managed by University of SA (DUCIER)• Led and governed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators• Project Plan on www.matsiti.edu.au
    9. 9. MATSITI Project GovernanceMATSITI Project Governance
    10. 10. MATSITI Project Objectives MATSITI Project Objectives• Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in Australian schools• Enhance professional and leadership capabilities of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers
    11. 11. Policy Context | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Workforce Reform Policy Context | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Workforce Reform Action #33:A National Indigenous Workforce Strategy
    12. 12. Key Project Outcomes for Indigenous Teaching Workforce Reforms Key Project Outcomes for Indigenous Teaching Workforce Reforms• Qualitative and quantitative research to inform teacher workforce planning• Lasting partnerships with school authorities, universities and professional associations• Teaching in schools widely promoted as a desirable and worthwhile career pathway
    13. 13. 2012 MATSITI Partnerships | ACDE Retention and Graduation Project 2012 MATSITI Partnerships | ACDE Retention and Graduation Project• Audit of Indigenous student outcomes in teacher education• Review of approaches to retention and graduation• Report on course completion and early career experiences• Networks of educators in teacher education and Indigenous units• Institutional plans to improve Indigenous retention, success and graduation rates• Budget: $827,000 http://matsiti.edu.au/education-deans-meet-to-improve-indigenous-teacher-education/
    14. 14. 2012 MATSITI Partnerships | Co-investment Grants2012 MATSITI Partnerships | Co-investment Grants
    15. 15. ConferenceConference
    16. 16. Research | Teacher workforce profile and education award completionsResearch | Teacher workforce profile and education award completions
    17. 17. Contact detailsContact details• www.matsiti.edu.au | info@matsiti.edu.au | +61 8 8302 0036 |University of South Australia08 8302 0562info@matsiti.edu.auwww.matsiti.edu.au

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