teaching workforce

From global to local – how the world shapes learning

By Jess Harris

Here is another of our intermittent blogs during the #AARE2022 conference. If you want to cover a session at

Anonymous writes: I became a better teacher during COVID. I didn’t yet know I had cancer

By Anonymous

Remember the COVID shutdowns? Remember the months of remote teaching? As a middle school teacher, I thought I

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

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

Why performance pay will never fix the disastrous teaching crisis

By Mihajla Gavin and Susan McGrath-Champ

The NSW teaching profession is currently in crisis. However, recent education reform announcements to address the crisis miss the mark. Teacher workloads have reached unsustainable levels. Our survey research of over 18,000 NSW public sector teachers showed that teachers are now working an average of 55 hours per week. Increased data collection requirements, constant curriculum

My urgent wish list for Australian education

By Caroline Mansfield

Each day this week, EduResearch Matters will publish the views of educational leaders on the state of education

Need reminding? Some of the best read blogs of 2021 and how you can help

Thank you to Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey for kicking off the year on EduResearch Matters – on

‘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