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Maher, Marguerite – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This paper discusses the "Growing Our Own" initial teacher education (ITE) pilot programme which allowed Indigenous assistant teachers in their own communities to study to become a teacher with the support of a non-Indigenous teacher. There are five sections in this paper, including: (1) the underpinning theory and philosophy of one…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Inclusion, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Spry, Nandila; Marchant, Teresa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Gender equity and the empowerment of women is a significant international issue. Successful adult education programs are vital to enhance women's situation. Lessons learned from a personal development program provided for thousands of women are analysed. The program is conducted by community service providers in Australia and internationally, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Females, Empowerment
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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Sutherland, Dean; Lyons, Gordon; Macfarlane, Sonja; Foreman, Phil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Positive changes to pre-service teacher education programmes (PSTEPs), driven in part by changing worldwide policy frameworks around inclusion, are occurring, albeit slowly. After briefly reviewing international trends and key policy and legislation platforms in New Zealand and Australia, this paper explores some of the challenges in enhancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Change
Huijser, Henk; Bedford, Tas; Bull, David – Online Submission, 2008
This paper explores the potential opportunities that OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers in providing wider access to tertiary education, based on the ideal of "the right to education." It first discusses the wider implications of OCW, and its underlying philosophy, before using a case study of a tertiary preparation program (TPP) at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Marketing, Social Environment, Access to Education