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MATSITI: Where to next? Final stakeholder forum, Adelaide, 16 June 2016

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Sustainability and legacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and employment - presentation to the final stakeholder forum for the MATSITI project.

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MATSITI: Where to next? Final stakeholder forum, Adelaide, 16 June 2016

  1. 1. / ourmobteach MATSITI: Sustainability and legacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and employment Professor Peter Buckskin Project Director Dr Kaye Price Research Associate Professor Paul Hughes Research Associate www.matsiti.edu.au
  2. 2. Image courtesy Kaurna Plains School
  3. 3. / ourmobteach Workshop contents • Evidence & data • MATSITI: key achievements • MATSITI: Evaluation findings • Successful ITE & employment models • Next steps
  4. 4. MATSITI Objectives 1. Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in Australian schools 2. Enhance professional and leadership capabilities of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers www.matsiti.edu.au/about
  5. 5. www.matsiti.edu.au/teacher-interviews
  6. 6. MATSITI: 3 key outcomes 1. Research and evidence to inform policy and investments www.matsiti.edu.au/tag/research 2. 60 funding partnerships for recruitment & retention with education faculties, Indigenous units in schools, school jurisdictions and universities, advocacy groups (70% of budget) www.matsiti.edu.au/tag/projects 3. Attraction and career aspirations strategies ‘Teaching as a career of choice for our people’ www.matsiti.edu.au/tag/attraction
  7. 7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying teaching degree Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults Year 12 completion Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people teaching in school Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in post-graduate study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers not employed in schools Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in school leadership positions Completed teaching degree Application for employment (teaching) in schools Changed course Exited from study or teaching Credit transfer Negotiated entry Post-graduate entry VET pathways / Foundation studies Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Study and Career Pathways into Teaching
  8. 8. / ourmobteach Evidence-based policy Workforce policy and action informed by data
  9. 9. www.matsiti.edu.au/ite-retention-completion Indigenous teacher education student completion Average completion rate: 32%
  10. 10. 2015 profile Current estimate: 3700 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers Education
  11. 11. Teacher workforce data and evidence Teacher education Employment School leadership www.matsiti.edu.au/tag/research
  12. 12. Employment 2012-15 Estimate: 3700 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers • 1660 teachers in both • 743 employed but newly identified in 2015 • 1001 left between 2012-15 • 697 newly employed
  13. 13. Teacher workforce research www.matsiti.edu.au/teacher-workforce-analysis Fact: Indigenous teachers are younger and better educated than the general teaching population
  14. 14. Indicative employment data Total estimate: 3700 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers Sector Government 2482 Catholic 159 Independent 17 Unknown 422 State ACT 76 NSW 1668 NT 33* QLD 726 SA 151 TAS 80 VIC 94 WA 252* NT government data to come
  15. 15. Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education policy • 2010-2014 Action Plan • 2015-2018 Strategy • Closing the Gap Priority Area: Leadership, Quality Teaching and Workforce Development
  16. 16. / ourmobteach Engagement & influence Effective coalitions and partnerships
  17. 17. https://storify.com/MATSITI/ourmobteach-2015
  18. 18. 300 projects & articles in your state or territory www.matsiti.edu.au/local
  19. 19. / ourmobteach Workshop discussion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in education policy
  20. 20. www.scseec.edu.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/ATSI%20documents/DECD__NATSI_EducationStrategy.pdf
  21. 21. Influencing policy Priorities for workforce reform www.matsiti.edu.au/tarndanya-declaration Tardanya: the name for Adelaide in the language of the Kaurna people, the original owners of the Adelaide Plains.
  22. 22. @MATSITI
  23. 23. www.facebook.com/ourmobteach
  24. 24. This Project is funded by the Australian Government through the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative. www.matsiti.edu.au/natsiec info@matsiti.edu.au
  25. 25. MATSITI budget expenditure: $7.5m
  26. 26. MATSITI budget expenditure EDU: Partnership grants RES: Research & evidence CMS: Career marketing CON: Conferences EVL: Evaluation GOV: Governance PMA: Project management LEV: UniSA admin levy

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