Teacher education targeting high-poverty schools : the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program

Burnett, Bruce M., Lampert, Jo, Patton, Wendy A., & Comber, Barbara (2014) Teacher education targeting high-poverty schools : the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program. In 2014 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association : The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy, 3 - 7 April 2014, Philadelphia, PA.

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This paper examines the Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (ETDS) program and demonstrates how the outcomes from this teacher education model targeting high-poverty schools have been used to expand the model across other Australian universities. The paper outlines the parameters of ETDS and stresses the importance to the program of academic excellence, a modified teacher education curriculum, targeted practicums and a network of jurisdictional and school-based partnerships. The paper presents data from ETDS that demonstrates 90% of graduates have secured employed as teachers within high-poverty Australian schools. The paper concludes by outlining the impact of philanthropic funding (2 million dollars AUD) that will allow the expansion of the ETDS model into other teacher education universities across Australia.

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ID Code: 75185
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Teacher Education, High poverty, Low SES schooling, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2014 00:31
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 15:40

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