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Teacher support

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Pre-service teacher support

Pre-service teacher support is provided in a variety of ways, through:

Queensland Universities

For further information contact:

Rural and remote schools and local school community groups

Rural and remote community groups across Queensland are invited to encourage emerging teachers to experience the joys and positive elements of teaching in rural and remote areas. Communities can promote their resources and positions by emailing the RREAP mailbox. Submissions will appear on the noticeboard after administration approval.

Community-based mentoring

In 2009, the (former) Priority Country Area Program (PCAP) commissioned a research project called Community-based Mentoring: An Exploration of a Model for Supporting and Retaining Teachers in Rural and Remote Communities in Queensland Adobe PDF document1.0M that is available for reference by people in rural and remote towns to support and mentor new teachers who come to live and work in the local community.

Pre-service teachers can share their experiences in rural and remote schools through Facebook and Twitter. All feeds will be checked and approved before going up on the website. The department's policy around the use of social media External Link must be followed.

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