teacher recruitment

Why restoring trust in teaching now could fix the teacher shortage

By Babak Dadvand

Burnout is blamed for an exodus of teachers contributing to ‘a teacher shortage crisis’ in Australian schools. The

Just like us: why Australian students need teachers from everywhere

By Rachael Jacobs and Rachael Dwyer

Our dwindling teacher workforce makes headlines every week and new Education Minister Jason Clare calls it “a massive

Why is there so much talk about teachers right now? Because we are afraid of them

By Meghan Stacey, Mihajla Gavin, Jessica Gerrard, Anna Hogan and Jessica Holloway

The federal minister for education Jason Clare convened a roundtable to solve the teacher shortage on the eve of the new government’s Job Summit. Items on the agenda? It wasn’t hard to go past working conditions, status, and a growing, chronic teacher shortage as the impetus for history-making industrial action and considerable media coverage. Concerns about

Why that one tweet went viral (and what we must do now to fix “teacher shortages”)

By Jo Lampert

I almost never post on Twitter. Sometimes I like other people’s posts, but I’ve been a reluctant Twitter

Desperate and despondent: the truth about the way we treat immigrant teachers

By Nashid Nigar, Alex Kostogriz and Mahtab Janfada

In the battle to fix teacher shortages, much is made of recruiting teachers internationally. Three researchers reveal what

Here’s what a brave new minister for education could do right away to fix the horrific teacher shortage

By Debra Hayes

The new Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare announced last Friday he would convene a Teacher Workforce Roundtable

It’s one thing to extend preschool. But where is the supply of the remarkable teachers we need?

By Rachael Hedger

Rachael Hedger on early childhood reform: implications for our children, the sector, and the economy. This week, Victoria and New South Wales jointly announced a universal preschool year for all 4-year-old children, offering 30-hours of fully subsided ‘pre-prep’ or ‘pre-kindergarten’. Victoria plans to implement this change from 2025 whilst NSW will begin from 2030. This

‘My teacher sucks’: how teacher shortages shatter learning

By Paul Laing

This post won the 2021 EduResearch Matters Blog/Blogger of the Year Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to public understanding and debate of educational issues. Congratulations Paul Laing. First published on September 30, 2021 and republished on December 20. Teacher shortages in NSW exist.  This is a surprise to long-term casual teachers who describe permanency

Teachers deserve more than love and praise. They deserve a raise.

By Mihajla Gavin, Susan McGrath-Champ, Meghan Stacey and Rachel Wilson

Our second post on the NSW Teachers’ strike It has been 10 years since NSW public sector teachers

The future of teachers’ pay: time to send a better price signal

By John Buchanan

Today we will feature two posts on the NSW Teachers’ strike. This is the first post. At the peak of their careers teachers earn less than electricians, physios, PR people and chiropractors and half that paid to lawyers and finance managers. What we pay people – especially those at the top of their game –