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Could more online learning help fix Australia’s teacher shortage?

Could more online learning help fix Australia’s teacher shortage?

On Thursday, thousands of teachers went on strike in New South Wales, over pay and “unsustainable” workloads. This comes amid increasing concerns about teacher shortages around Australia. The federal government has suggested enticing high-performing students into teaching degrees with extra payments, while education experts say teachers need more time, more pay and more support to do their jobs. One option […] … learn more→

COVID and schools: Australia is about to feel the full brunt of its teacher shortage

COVID and schools: Australia is about to feel the full brunt of its teacher shortage

The Omicron wave is likely to exacerbate Australia’s existing teacher shortages and demanding workloads. As school starts at the end of January and beginning of February across the country, many teachers will be at risk of contracting COVID. They will need to stay away from work, while others may choose to leave the profession altogether. To address […] … learn more→

We’re short of teachers, and the struggles to find training placements in schools add to the problem

We’re short of teachers, and the struggles to find training placements in schools add to the problem

Teaching graduates want “more time spent in schools”. This research finding is noted in the discussion paper of the teacher education review announced by the federal education minister in March this year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of pre-service teachers were unable to do any teaching placements. This breakdown of the placement system highlighted existing weaknesses in teacher education, which now threaten […] … learn more→