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There are now several new gate-keeping measures to test teacher quality introduced by universities in the last two to three years. Shutterstock

Why we need to review how we test for teacher quality

Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.
The programs are long and intense, the creativity and relationships aspect of the vocation has been eroded, there is pervasive negativity in the media, and comparatively poor salary and working conditions. Shutterstock

Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers

There's been a drop in the number of people enrolling in teacher preparation courses. This is due to problems such as pay, professional autonomy, and a national obsession with standardised testing.
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Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Children from all of Botswana’s cultural groups, among them the San, must be made to feel comfortable at schools. Mario Micklisch/Flickr

Training can help Botswana’s teachers manage multiculturalism

Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change.
‘For too long schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.’ from www.shutterstock.com

Five new frameworks that can drive teacher education reform

We need a major revamp of teacher education from the inside out that changes the model to provide all children with the education that is right for them.
Moroccan teacher Moulay Ismael Lamrani with his class. Research suggests that an induction year is extremely valuable for teachers just entering the profession. Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

How an induction year can make all the difference to novice teachers

The first year at work is the toughest for novice teachers. Induction, guided by more experienced teachers, has proved an effective solution all over the world.
Teachers can learn a great deal from their pupils’ mistakes in maths. From www.shutterstock.com

When there’s meaning in mathematical mistakes

What if instead of dismissing wrong answers as a sign of failure, maths teachers tried to understand how their pupils came to that answer and then guided them in the right direction?
There’s more to being a good university lecturer than just projecting your voice. How can far deeper skills be developed? From www.shutterstock.com

How to turn lecturers into good university teachers

Who is best placed to shape university teachers who are more than just technically proficient? The answer lies in academic development.

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