Challenges for teacher education: The mismatch between beliefs and practice in remote indigenous contexts

Jorgensen, Robyn, Grootenboer, Peter and Niesche, Richard (2010) Challenges for teacher education: The mismatch between beliefs and practice in remote indigenous contexts. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 38 2: 161-175. doi:10.1080/13598661003677580


Author Jorgensen, Robyn
Grootenboer, Peter
Niesche, Richard
Title Challenges for teacher education: The mismatch between beliefs and practice in remote indigenous contexts
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-2136
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13598661003677580
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 175
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Carfax Publications
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The poor performance of Australian Indigenous students in mathematics is a complex and enduring issue that needs a range of strategies to enable success in schooling for these students. Importantly, large numbers of teachers in remote Indigenous contexts are new graduates who, although full of enthusiasm, lack experience. Similarly, many of them are unfamiliar with the demands and nuances of teaching in remote and/or Indigenous contexts. This paper explores the nexus between the beliefs and practices of teachers working in a remote, Indigenous region of Australia. In particular, it proposes that the discrepancy between beliefs and practices found in the reconnaissance phase of a design study is due to the teachers realising that they need to implement changed practices to enable students to learn but having little knowledge of what such practices may look like. This finding has implications for pre-service and in-service teacher education. © 2010 Australian Teacher Education Association.
Keyword Indigenous
Mathematics
Pedagogies
Remote
Teacher education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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