Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools in Australia: The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program

Burnett, Bruce M. & Lampert, Jo (2015) Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools in Australia: The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program. In Lampert, Jo & Burnett, Bruce M. (Eds.) Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools. Springer, New York & London, pp. 73-94.

Abstract

This chapter focuses on teacher education for high-poverty schools in Australia and suggests that a contextualization of poverty is an important step in identifying solutions to the persistent gaps in how teachers are prepared to teach in schools where they can make a lasting difference. Understanding how poverty looks different between and within different countries provides a reminder of the complexities of disadvantage. Similarities exist within OECD countries; however, differences are also evident. This is something that initial teacher education (ITE) solutions need to take into account. While Australia has a history of initiatives designed to address teacher education for high-poverty schools, this chapter provides a particular snapshot of Australia’s National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program (NETDS), a large-scale, national partnership between universities and Departments of Education, which is partially supported by philanthropic funding.

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ID Code: 89248
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Teacher Education, Poverty, Disadvantage, Social Justice, Australia
ISBN: 9783319220581
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: © 2016 Springer
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 02:27
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 04:04

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