initial teacher education

It’s anarchy in England. Australia’s ITE must now steer clear.

By Viv Ellis

The announcement of the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review (QITER) and publication of the expert group’s discussion paper reminded some in the initial teacher education (ITE) and research communities of the continuing influence of England on Australian education policy as well as this country’s own unique history of a hundred and one damnations in teacher

The One Teacher Test Which Won’t Make A Difference

By Melissa Barnes

Improving teacher quality has been central to recent education reform initiatives around the world. However, what counts as

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.

Are teacher educators really doing a bad job?

By Mark Selkrig, Kim Keamy, Sharon McDonough, Amanda Belton and Robyn Brandenburg

The announcement of  another review into Initial Teacher Education ( ITE) has sparked a flurry of responses from

Teachers do not want or need another review. Trust is proven to work.

By Christine Cunningham, Maggie McAlinden, Michelle Striepe, Donna Barwood,Christa Norris, Madlen Griffiths, Zina Cordery, Wei Zhang.

Christine Cunningham, Maggie McAlinden, Michelle Striepe, Christa Norris, Madlen Griffiths, Zina Cordery, Wei Zhang. We are a group of exhausted expert teacher educators from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia with a long and proud history following in the footsteps of Edith Cowan who did so much to improve the lives of women, the

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

Three major concerns with teacher education reforms in Australia

By Martin Mills and Merrilyn Goos

We are deeply concerned about advice the Australian Government has been given on teacher education. We believe it is seriously flawed. The advice has led, and is leading, to major reforms to teacher education throughout Australia. Teacher educators and educational researchers like ourselves would like the public to know what is happening. Significantly we want