Improving Indigenous student outcomes through improved teacher education: the views of Indigenous educators

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Abstract

This article describes an alternative approach to improving Indigenous student outcomes through improved teacher education, expressed through the views of Indigenous educators. The strategies required relate to the need for a cultural shift within the current Australian education system identified by Indigenous educators. The research demonstrates how connections between Westernised education systems and knowledge of Indigenous educators provide a locus of potential for the improved educational outcomes of Indigenous students. Indigenous educators’ knowledge about teaching, and their specialist knowledge about Indigenous content place them in a position of epistemological privilege. The vehicle for change in the interests of Indigenous students is teacher education and the driving force of untapped potential is Indigenous educators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalAlterNative: an international journal of indigenous peoples
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2020

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