Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Australian Council of TESOL Associations

2024 March- ANNOUNCEMENT: ACTA Research Grant Winner

ACTA is delighted to announce the winner of their 2023-2024 research grant of $10000, awarded to the submission that best speaks to ACTA’s national interests and priorities in the EAL/D field. 

Congratulations to the following researchers:

  • Toni Dobinson- Curtin University, WA
  • Carly Steele – Curtin University, WA
  • Julian Chen – Curtin University, WA
  • Leonardo Veliz – University of New England, NSW
  • Michael Michell -University of New South Wales, NSW
  • Margaret Turnbull -University of Wollongong, NSW
  • Belinda Jackson -Cyril Jackson High School, WA
  • Marisa Schiavi -Catholic Education, WA 
  • David Partridge-Armidale Secondary College, NSW.

Their winning submission is entitled Fading Footprints: Tracing EAL/D Teaching Courses at Australian Universities. 

The aims of this exciting project are

  •  to investigate the underlying factors which have contributed to the discontinuation of EAL/D courses or units of study within ITE programs at Australian universities, addressing the gap between the demands of teaching EAL/D students in schools and the preparation provided to ITE students.
  • to conduct a national survey and report on the current state of EAL/D education in Australian schools, including identifying trends from the 2016 comparison data and the changing roles for EAL/D teachers.

You can read more about this winning project here.


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