Perspectives on teacher attributes and practices that enhance Indigenous students' completion rates

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Author: Bowden, Anne

Abstract:

This paper looks at the issue of Indigenous students' completion rates from the perspective of vocational education and training (VET) teachers and other key stakeholders. Three key stakeholders at TAFE NSW's Western Institute and New England Institute were interviewed to identify which teacher attributes and teaching practices were thought to help improve the Indigenous students' experiences and lead to higher completion of VET programs. Teachers at Western Institute and New England Institute were then surveyed to identify which of these attributes and practices respondents felt improved the Indigenous students' experiences and led to higher completion of VET programs. The author suggests that if completion rates for Indigenous students are to be improved, institutes should employ VET teachers who have the ideal teacher attributes and who value the teaching practices identified in this research. The author also suggests that institutes should facilitate professional development that focuses on the identified attributes and practices.

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This paper looks at the issue of Indigenous students' completion rates from the perspective of vocational education and training (VET) teachers and other key stakeholders. Three key stakeholders at TAFE NSW's Western Institute and New England Institute were interviewed to identify which teacher attributes and teaching practices were thought to help improve the Indigenous students' experiences and lead to higher completion of VET programs. Teachers at Western Institute and New England Institute were then surveyed to identify which of these attributes and practices ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Indigenous people; Providers of education and training; Research; Statistics; Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Participation

Keywords: Indigenous education; Teachers; Educational practice; Survey; Attitude; Qualitative research; Data analysis; Comparative analysis; Interview; TAFE; Completion

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 26 p.

Notes:
On cover: NCVER Building Researcher Capacity Community of Practice Scholarship Program 2011 participant

Resource type: Occasional paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 110.09



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