teacher recruitment

‘My teacher sucks’: how teacher shortages shatter learning

By Paul Laing

Teacher shortages in NSW exist.  This is a surprise to long-term casual teachers who describe permanency as a unicorn. They compete for limited positions in certain locations, sectors and KLAs (Key Learning Areas). But still the teacher shortages exist.  Having worked across a range of settings, metropolitan and regional, highly competitive selective environments, metropolitan disadvantaged

We Found Education Schools Across The Nation Are Victims Of Targeted Cuts But More Threats Are Looming

By Jo-Anne Reid

At every university around the country, academics in schools and faculties of Education have been hit hard.  Hundreds, maybe thousands, have lost their jobs. Many of them are people we know. Yet it is not easy to identify the particular staff who have ‘disappeared’ from classes, courses and schools of Education among the seventeen and

The government must know how to fix the teacher shortage. Why won’t it act now?

By Rachel Wilson

Schools are struggling with major teacher shortages and the reason is clear. Australia’s education system is missing one fundamental part – a national teacher recruitment and retention strategy.  Every other country I have reviewed has one; here’s England’s, here is Bulgaria’s, Zimbabwe’s is recently announced.  I’m not emphasising this because we should copy other countries.