Re-thinking teacher quality in high-poverty schools in Australia

Burnett, Bruce M. & Lampert, Jo (2015) Re-thinking teacher quality in high-poverty schools in Australia. In Noblit, George & Pink, William (Eds.) Education, Equity, Economy: Crafting a New Intersection. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 51-72.

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As is the case globally, Australian schools that serve high-poverty communities most often employ the least experienced, least prepared teachers. Beginning with a discussion of poverty in Australia this chapter draws on 6 years of learnings from Australia's National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program to examine how social justice can be taught within a mainstream Initial Teacher Education program in an increasingly neoliberal climate where teacher education curriculum around social justice struggles to find a place within the current discourses of quality teaching and its preoccupations with standards, accountability, and high-stakes testing.

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ID Code: 91135
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: quality teachers, quality teaching, disadvantage, poverty
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21644-7_3
ISBN: 9783319216430
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: Copyright 2015 Springer
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 00:06
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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