University of Queensland logoA new project by the University of Queensland will provide a mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers  will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program with an experienced teacher mentor on a weekly basis. Preliminary feedback indicates this is a positive intervention for building and sustaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initial teacher education students’ participation in tertiary education programs, their self-efficacy as teachers, their professional identity as teachers, and their readiness to teach. The project will run throughout 2014.

The mentoring program for pre-service teachers is a partnership between the School of Education, University of Queensland and Queensland State Schools and supported by the MATSITI project.

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