ERIC Number: ED442754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-24
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the Teachers To Understand and Teach Indigenous Australian Studies: New Models, Teaching Strategies and Resources To Empower and Educate a Nation.
Craven, Rhonda G.; Mooney, Janet
This review presents a rationale for teaching Australian teachers to understand and teach Aboriginal Studies, describing the structure and development of the Teaching the Teachers: Indigenous Australian Studies Project of National Significance. The project was designed in response to a government recommendation that all teacher training programs include courses designed to enable student teachers to understand Aboriginal history and Aboriginal viewpoints on social, cultural, and historical matters. The project involved designing, in cooperation with indigenous organizations and community members, universities, education authorities, and professional associations, guidelines for developing a core Indigenous Australian Studies subject, a sample model core Indigenous Australian Studies subject, a teacher-oriented text, and sample resources for preservice primary teacher education courses. The bulk of the project was released and distributed to all Australian schools of teacher education and university Aboriginal education centers. Many universities have found the project materials to be an invaluable resource for helping to foster mutual respect and understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia