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Tania

Tania Porter

Year of Award: 2012 Award State: Queensland Education > Early Childhood
Social Welfare > Indigenous
The Nancy Fairfax Churchill Fellowship to research innovative collaborative early childhood educator training programs in Indigenous communities - Canada, USA
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The recommendations from this report are many and include:

 

  • Further research into developing language revitalisation programs in early childhood that are linked to training 
  • Developing community partnerships to identify and deliver training 
  • Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop learning frameworks that reflect their values and beliefs on child rearing and traditional language and culture  
  • Identify and develop partnerships with universities to support remote communities access to higher education 
  • Develop training plans for elders and community members 
  • Identify capacity building strategies to support community to deliver training 
  • Mentoring program for early childhood educators and elders and community members with local language and knowledge 
  • Expand action learning training program to support knowledge and skills on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture (Yarn Up TokBlo Yum) to include youth to document through multi media 
  • Seek funding to enable early childhood educators nationallyparticipate in a best practice training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion, Yarn Up TokBloYumi. 
  • Investigate best practice Indigenous units at training instituteswithin Australia 
  • Fund Indigenous communities to work in partnership with training organisations to deliver early childhood training programs 
  • Develop a workforce capacity building model that includes elders into all aspects of training 
  • Document and record Indigenous language to be used in early childhood settings 
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