quality teaching

Beginner teachers are NOT under prepared and NOT bad at managing behaviour. Here’s the evidence

By Linda Graham, Sonia White, Kathy Cologon and Robert Pianta

For years claims have been circulating that newly graduated teachers are under prepared to teach in today’s often challenging classrooms, and that they are bad at classroom management. Thanks to mainstream media interest, and critics within education circles, these claims have led to an increasing array of government interventions in Initial Teacher Education in universities

Listen to the children. This is what ‘good’ teaching looks like to them

By Claire Golledge

Much has been researched, written and debated about what it means to be a ‘good’ teacher. Conversations in Australia continue around quality teaching and teacher quality and the way we educate our teachers. Governments at national and state levels have specifically designed and established teacher accreditation regimes to produce ‘good’ teachers. But despite the proliferation

TeachING quality is not teachER quality. How we talk about ‘quality’ matters

By Nicole Mockler

The language we use to discuss the work of teachers in the public domain matters. It matters to our shared understanding of education as a society and it impacts on teachers’ work both directly and indirectly. My research at the moment focuses in part on the notion of quality in education, specifically how issues of

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

How useful are standards in helping teachers’ professional development?

By Debra Talbot

Teachers are forever learning. The complex world of schooling today means that teachers need to keep learning so