Retention of Indigenous pre-service teachers enrolled in an Australian regional university

Trimmer, Karen and Ward, Raelene and Wondunna-Foley, Linda (2018) Retention of Indigenous pre-service teachers enrolled in an Australian regional university. Teaching and Teacher Education, 76 (Special Issue). pp. 58-67. ISSN 0742-051X

Abstract

Retention of Indigenous pre-service teachers is critical to increasing the number of Indigenous teachers in Australian schools. The aim of this research was to identify factors impacting on retention within one regional university in Queensland. Using a narrative inquiry research design, interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of Aboriginal students (n ¼ 14) over a two year period. Issues and themes impacting on decisions to exit prior to completion were identified that are being used to enhance op-erations within the university as well as broader systemic issues which contribute to higher education evidence and understanding for policy discussion and development.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 January 2021 (24 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 03:56
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres strait islander, Indigenous, pre-service teacher, teacher education, exit factors, retention
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.08.006
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35059

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