University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is leading a new study to investigate  how Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs) could be encouraged into teaching degrees.

The research aims to ascertain AEWs’ views on the barriers to their engagement in a teaching degree, and to identify what factors would persuade, support and encourage AEWs in Tasmania to undertake a teaching degree.

This research would provide a strong Aboriginal cultural voice about how to encourage students to attend.

UTAS research projects would be of national significance and enable the Palawa Aboriginal community to have a voice and UTAS Faculty of Education to facilitate this voice in a methodologically and interpersonally respectful way.

The UTAS study is sponsored by the MATSITI initiative and will conclude in May 2015.

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