initial teacher education

Do we need to raise scores for entry into teacher education courses in Australia?

By Helen Boon

A fierce debate is raging at the moment in political and education circles about the quality of recruits

Three major concerns with teacher education reforms in Australia

By Martin Mills and Merrilyn Goos

We are deeply concerned about advice the Australian Government has been given on teacher education. We believe it is seriously flawed. The advice has led, and is leading, to major reforms to teacher education throughout Australia. Teacher educators and educational researchers like ourselves would like the public to know what is happening. Significantly we want

The four challenges Australia faces to improve the digital literacy of new teachers

By Jane Hunter

The digital literacy of pre-service teachers was put in the spotlight recently. A report on the review of

Understanding educational theory: vital or a waste of time for student teachers?

By Naomi Barnes

My student teachers often question the value of educational theory in their initial teacher education. Also often early

NSW Education Standards Authority: is this new authority genuine reform or political spin?

By Nan Bahr and Donna Pendergast

A key recommendation of the recently released Review of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) is a call for “a more risk based approach to the Authority’s regulatory work”. The BOSTES, renamed in the review as the NSW Education Standards Authority, is the authority that governs school education standards in New