Public perception of teachers influences not only those who may be considering entering teaching, but also how those in this profession perceive themselves.
Despite a steady stream of reviews into teacher education, little action has been taken. It has become a ‘policy problem’. What is the evidence for current policy?
In the hierarchy of subjects, art is usually ranked at the bottom. Would teachers who have an artistic background help raise the status of the subject in schools?
Here are some strategies that can help boost both teachers’ and their students’ confidence in maths.
Teachers’ lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.
Australia needs a new approach to solve the rural staffing churn. The solution might be found in better preparing those who teach the teachers.
There is little evidence to show that teaching students according to perceived ‘learning styles’ has any positive effect on their learning.
We need to have fewer teachers, to pay them more on scales differentiated by skill, and to have more restricted entry into teacher education programs.
There is little evidence that external inspections and evaluation measures produce better teachers.
Teacher education is set to become increasingly part-time, female-dominated, with more teachers working outside their area of expertise.
We have an oversupply of teachers, a lack of specialist teachers and an undervalued profession.