initial teacher education

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

How to fix education: cut tests, defund private schools

In the final part in our series of what the next government should do to save Australian education,

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

If only we really wanted to solve the problems

By Jim Watterston

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

How to get career change teachers to stick

By Babak Dadvand, Merryn Dawborn-Gundlach, Jan van Driel and Chris Speldewinde

The Federal Government review of Initial Teacher Education has reinvigorated debates about attracting high-quality candidates into the teaching

The new review: good, bad, ugly and curiously ignorant

By Viv Ellis

In what, internationally, is becoming a sure sign of an impending general election, here we have yet another review of initial teacher education in Australia – a ‘thousand and second damnation’, perhaps, in the words of one of the review panel members. Delivered to former minister Alan Tudge in October but released last Thursday with

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