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Growing our own: Interfacing AUQA's Audit Report, University Policies and the Bradley Report

Elliott, Alison and Slee, June (2009). Growing our own: Interfacing AUQA's Audit Report, University Policies and the Bradley Report. In: AUQF2009, Alice Springs, NT, 1-3 July 2009.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 79763595xPUB6
Author Elliott, Alison
Slee, June
Title Growing our own: Interfacing AUQA's Audit Report, University Policies and the Bradley Report
Conference Name AUQF2009
Conference Location Alice Springs, NT
Conference Dates 1-3 July 2009
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of AUQF 2009: internal & external quality assurance: tensions & synergies
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC
Publisher Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA)
Publication Year 2009
Volume Number 19
ISBN 978-1-921561-13-9   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
ISSN 1446-4268   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 80
End Page 87
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract In 2005, the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) undertook a quality audit of Charles Darwin University. Its recommendations for improving the university's community engagement in remote regions have informed the delivery, objectives and pedagogic underpinnings of Growing-Our-Own, an initial teacher education program. Developed jointly in 2008 by Charles Darwin University and Catholic Education Northern Territory, Growing-Our-Own educates to teacher qualification level teacher assistants who live and work in remote Indigenous Catholic community schools of the Northern Territory. This paper demonstrates how the university and school authority partnership has combined the external recommendations of AUQA's Audit Report with the university's internally audited policies to synergise two-way community engagement with remote Indigenous schools. Growing-Our-Own was developed to address serious issues facing Indigenous education, particularly workforce capacity, succession planning and standards. These issues are summarised as a background to the paper. External and internal measures to ensure the program's quality are identified and discussed within its pedagogical paradigm. In conclusion, the extent to which Growing-Our-Own affirms aspects of the 'Review of Australian Higher Education: Final Report' (Bradley Report, December 2008) are considered and the wider implications of this are discussed.
Keyword Growing-Our-Own
AUQA's Audit Report of Charles Darwin University
The Bradley Report
Additional Notes AUQA Occasional Publications Series
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