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Conference to focus on Indigenous education

By Leanne Coleman

Professor Peter Kell said the conference would bring together local Indigenous educators, allied local and interstate industry partners Professor Peter Kell said the conference would bring together local Indigenous educators, allied local and interstate industry partners

A conference will bring together leaders and innovators in Indigenous education to discuss opportunities to improve Indigenous education and training outcomes in remote Indigenous and urban schools in the Northern Territory next month.

The “2014 Indigenous School Leadership Conference”, hosted by the International Graduate Centre in the School of Education at Charles Darwin University, will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre on Friday, 28 November.

CDU’s Head of the School of Education Professor Peter Kell said the conference would bring together local Indigenous educators, allied local and interstate industry partners including teachers, school assistants, principals, tertiary sector groups and government representatives.

Professor Kell said the conference would focus on themes and examples of best practice in education and training in remote Indigenous and urban schools throughout the NT.

“This is a great opportunity to hear from teachers and trainers to share their aims and outcomes in Indigenous education, and build networks and partnerships,” Professor Kell said.

“It will also be a great opportunity for people to share knowledge on higher education study opportunities for Indigenous educators, along with teaching and leadership career pathways for current and aspiring Indigenous leaders.”

The conference is being hosted by the International Graduate Centre of Education, in partnership with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education and the Queensland University of Technology.

For more information or to register P: 8946 7255 or visit W: cdu.edu.au/csl/indigenous-school-leadership-conference