Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes

  • White, Simone, Queensland University of Technology (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Anderson, Peter Joseph, Queensland University of Technology (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bennet, Maria (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Byrne, Matt (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gower, Graeme (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to address this imperative and better prepare future teachers through the development of a culturally responsive teacher education curriculum and professional experience (clinical practice) resource package for the higher education sector and school communities. The package will inform all teacher
education providers, teachers and school leaders across Australia on the best ways to prepare graduate teachers to build productive, effective school-community partnerships with families, key local Elders and community based Indigenous and non-Indigenous mentors. This project ultimately will improve the future outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a grounded model of addressing social and education inequality at the grass roots: namely starting with schools and teachers and building effective partnership and relational tools to maximise and create effective school-university-community links.
Effective start/end date2/06/1631/10/18


  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment (Australia): AUD210,000.00