Quality and Efficacy of the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) for University Students

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Title Quality and Efficacy of the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) for University Students
Author Whatman, Susan; McLaughlin, Juliana; Willsteed, Susan; Tyhuis, Annie; Beeston, Susan
Journal Name Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
Editor Martin Nakata
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Australia
Publisher University of Queensland
Abstract Designed as a 'supplementary' tuition scheme, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (hereafter referred to as ITAS) is a strategic initiative of the National Indigenous Education Policy (DEET, 1989). This paper seeks to contribute to the literature of the analysis of the quality and efficacy of ITAS. Currently, the delivery of ITAS to Indigenous students requires enormous administration and commitment by the staff of Indigenous education support centres. In exploring the essential but problematic provision of ITAS to Indigenous university students, this paper provides insights into significant aspects of our program that move beyond assumptions of student deficit, by researching the quality of teaching and learning through ITAS, analysing administrative workload, and sharing innovations to our program as a result of participatory research with important ITAS stakeholders.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/ajie/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2008. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this monograph please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Volume 37
Issue Number Supplement
Page from 118
Page to 130
ISSN 1326-0111
Date Accessioned 2011-08-11
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Higher Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40486
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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