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Title: "When the Wattle Comes Out, the Turtles are Ready": Success of the Enhanced Teacher Training Program
Contributor(s): Harrington, Ingrid  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n5.1Open Access Link
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Abstract: Teacher preparation and preparedness have been the focus of much research connecting quality teaching and learning, retention, and teacher satisfaction (Halsey, 2005; Hayes, Mills, Christie, & Lingard, 2006; MCEETYA, 2006). The successful recruitment and retention of teachers to rural and remote schools Australia-wide has been problematic for all states and territories (Vinson, 2002). Education departments have implemented a number of immersion programs with success (Halsey, 2005) in order to empower new teachers with the cultural and classroom awareness necessary for teaching in Indigenous communities. In 2006, the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Training (DET) implemented the Enhanced Teacher Training (ETT) scholarship program. This paper reflects on the experiences and retention of the first five teachers to graduate through the UNE ETT scholarship program, three years since successfully entering the teaching profession in indigenous communities in NSW.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(5), p. 80-88
Publisher: Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-517X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390304 Primary education
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390305 Professional education and training
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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