SEMINAR: The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program
The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program (NETDS): Overview, Impact and Ongoing Complexities
The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program began in 2009 at QUT and now, with major philanthropic support, is delivered at 7 universities across Australia. The program has been widely acknowledged as having systemic ‘real world’ impact on Initial Teacher Education in the recent Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report (2015). This seminar will explain the program and its impact on initial teacher education programs in Australia and internationally. We will also engage in a conversation around some of the complexities of the program including i) negotiating support from the corporate and philanthropic sector; ii) resisting being drawn into debates about ATAR entry levels, alternative pathways into teaching and quality teaching.
Bruce Burnett (Queensland University of Technology)
Associate Professor Bruce Burnett works in the area of sociology of education with a particular interest in targeted teacher education for the high poverty-schooling sector. Bruce is co-director of the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) Program founded at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has co-authored three books with other significant achievements being UNESCO commissions to research and write case studies of Blended Learning in Australia.
Jo Lampert (Queensland University of Technology)
Associate Professor Jo Lampert is co-director of the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program at Queensland University of Technology. The majority of her current work is in teacher education for high poverty schools, equity and social justice and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. She is a Senior Editor of the Oxford Online Encyclopedia of Education.
Jo Lampert and Bruce Burnett run the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program and are editors of the recent book Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools (Lampert & Burnett, Springer, 2015). Together they are research partners on several large Australian and international grants including an ARC Linkage (partnering with DETE) and European Commission Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie SALECOME project: Overcoming Inequalities in Schools and Learning Communities: Innovative Education for a New Century.
6 May 2016
Room 402, Social Science Building #24 St Lucia Campus