professional development of teachers

Why we must talk about teacher professionalism now

By Diane Mayer

In 2016, Judyth Sachs reflected on her 2003 monograph ‘The Activist Teaching Profession’ and asked, ‘Teacher professionalism: Why are we still talking about it?‘. In that paper, she argued ‘the time for an industrial approach to the teaching profession has passed’ and made a case for ‘systems, schools and teachers to be more research active

The evidence says teachers need more time and more money. Why is the government ignoring it?

By Carmel Patterson

Governments must stop telling teachers to scale up practice by copying strategies developed for another school’s context. The latest change in NSW education policy again confuses teacher learning from their own evidence-based practice with guidance from practice developed elsewhere. Scaling up won’t work for improved learning outcomes. Here’s why.  The context of our schools is

We must embed the full histories of this Country or rob all Australian students of understanding our home

By Marnee Shay and Rhonda Oliver

We come together as Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal collaborators with a strong desire to see the excellent policy reforms in Indigenous education in Australia come to life.

Teacher learning, not student test results, should be a national priority for Australia

By Ian Hardy

Ongoing professional development of teachers is vital for the successful education of our children. At present, teacher learning