Teachers’ work

What the remarkable Mr Laing did next

By Paul Laing

Editor’s note: In 2021, Paul Laing won EduResearch Matters Blog/Blogger of the Year Award, which recognises an outstanding

What you should know now about the NSW government and Dolores Umbridge’s evil ways

By Alison Bedford

The NSW Government has announced the creation of an ‘expert teacher’ role, to be paid almost $150 000

What we must do now to rescue Australian schools

By Scott Eacott

We expect education to be a catalyst for more equitable and inclusive societies yet too often governments and systems deploy one-stop solutions without detailed plans for how exactly improvements will be achieved or at what costs. The Building Education Systems for Equity and Inclusion report comes from an Academy of Social Sciences of Australia workshop

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

Will the Quality Time Action Plan reduce teacher workload?

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

Teachers want more time for lesson planning, not less. Last week, the NSW Department of Education released the Quality Time Action Plan, intended to “simplify administrative practices in schools”. Having highlighted the concerning growth in administrative workload in schools in a report based on a survey of more than 18,000 teachers for the NSW Teachers

The terrible trap of temporary teaching: I need to do more to get a job next year

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

These days, there’s a new kind of teacher in NSW public schools: the ‘temporary’ teacher.  The category of temporary employment, a version of fixed-term contract work, was introduced in 2001. The category has been steadily growing while the proportion of permanent positions has declined and casual positions have remained relatively stable, as indicated in Figure

The government knows how to help teachers. And it’s not more reform.

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

A decade after LSLD was implemented, it became evident there were no improved educational outcomes across the State’s schools.

New research shows we trust and appreciate our teachers – but overworked teachers aren’t feeling it

By Fiona Longmuir, Amanda Heffernan and David Bright

Teachers in Australia are struggling with workload and feeling underappreciated, and almost six in ten say they intend to leave the profession. These are just some of the many findings of the two large-scale parallel surveys we conducted in the second half of 2019. We asked a nationally representative sample of 1000 members of the

Teachers also are affected by the ‘school choice’ policies dividing Australia

By Meghan Stacey

What is it like to be a teacher? Often when we hear talk about teachers, whether in popular

Educating teachers to be researchers: three surprising gaps in what we are doing in Australia

By Amanda McFadden and Kate Williams

Much is asked of teachers these days. Governments and school systems seem to regularly increase their expectations of