ERIC Number: ED309014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Difficult Educational Contexts. Proceedings of the UNESCO Workshop on the Training of Primary Education Personnel Working in Difficult Educational Contexts (2nd, Northern Territory, Australia, August 14-19, 1988).
Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; Northern Territory Univ., Casuarina (Australia).
This booklet presents the proceedings of a workshop on teacher training and support for teachers working in remote rural areas. Participants at the workshop were drawn from a range of tertiary training institutions, government departments, parent groups, and other organizations. Many presentations focussed on Northern Territory case studies, particularly educational responses to the needs of Aboriginal communities. A number of presentations consider facets of teaching training and support: existing teacher training programs, regional college programs, course offerings that prepare teachers for particular problems of isolated multigrade schools, teacher stress, bilingual education for Aborigines, curriculum materials for remote areas, and support services for such schools. Papers also examine literacy workshops for remote communities, parent involvement in distance education and home tutoring, and teaching math concepts to Aboriginal children. This proceedings includes abstracts of the presentations, a list of 34 recommendations from the workshop, a program, and a list of participants. It also includes the full text of the opening addresses by Geoff Spring, Ian Anderson, and John Parr. (DHP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; Northern Territory Univ., Casuarina (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia