The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) welcomes the continuation of Senator Simon Birmingham as Education Minister and calls on the Federal Government to make a long-term commitment to teaching initiatives vital to Australia’s future. These include: Re-energising the teaching profession by addressing the current ageing profile and large gender imbalance of the teaching […]
JULY 7 NAIDOC WEEK. Listen to the Dr Peter Anderson, Chair of the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association, which advises the ACDE Board, on working with the Deans of Education to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. He discusses the new 3Rs website launched at the June ACDE Deans’ Forum and […]
ACDE Media Release. June 17 2016. The Federal Government elected on July 2 ‘cannot walk away’ from investing in attracting and retaining more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers, who comprise an estimated 3,700 of the 450,000 strong Australian teacher workforce. The Evaluation Panel Chair of the four-year, $8 million More Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]
Reports on the loss of teachers in NSW reveal just the tip of the iceberg. We have a serious issue with graduate teachers dropping out of the workforce early and it’s time to take this seriously, writes ACDE President, Professor Tania Aspland in The Drum on the ABC.
ACDE Media Release. May 11, 2016 The Labor Party policy to fund 400 teacher education scholarships is an excellent contribution to increasing the number of Indigenous teachers in Australian schools. However, as funding for the four-year More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) has finished, the Australian Council of Deans of Education is […]
A new ACDE network, which aims to ensure that teacher education students have rich professional experiences, has been launched in Melbourne.
The percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Teacher Education is the highest of all Fields of Education and almost double the FOE average. Department of Education 2015 figures show that 1.96% of all Teacher Education students are Indigenous compared to an average of 1.13% in all FOEs.
Download the information on the June Deans’ Forum, updates on our networks, Board news, future events, the MATSITI evaluation and more.
ASSESSING OUR TEACHERS EXPLAINER
A short animation that explains how teacher education students are selected, with the minority being chosen solely on the basis of their ATAR (Academic Tertiary Entrance Rank).
ACDE DEANS’ FORA SPONSOR
The ACDE welcomes Teachers Mutual Bank as the sponsor of the three 2016 ACDE Deans’ Fora. Last year Teachers Mutual was named Bank of the Year and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Project Director, Professor Peter Buckskin, on achievements of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI).
OUR MOB MAKE GREAT TEACHERS
Aboriginal teacher education students, attending the ‘Our Mob Teach’ Conference, discuss their challenges and why they are needed in Australia’s classrooms.
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AND TEMAG
ACDE Executive Director, David Templeman, discusses challenges with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in the context of current teacher education reforms at the 2015 ‘Our Mob Teach’ Conference in Adelaide.
WHO WE ARE
The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) is the peak body representing all Australian universities and several of the private colleges that offer initial teacher education degrees.
ACDE works to ensure that Australia produces teacher graduates of the highest quality; has a strong teaching profession; and an inclusive and innovative education system that enhances learning and teaching.
WHAT THE ACDE DOES