One of the big discussions in education is around quality of teaching and the focus on graduating excellent ready-to-go teachers out of degrees. The often neglected part of this discussion is the huge group of already-practicing professionals and development of quality in teaching. This Conversation article looks at just that.
Increasing the quality of teaching in Australia is a political hot issue. Popular solutions include restricting entry to teaching courses to the “best and brightest” and reforming teacher education.
The spotlight is rarely focused on the roughly 300,000 teachers who are already working in our schools except, all too often, when they are criticised for results in the latest round of high-stakes testing.