Failing to teach the teacher: an analysis of mathematics Initial Teacher Education


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Author: Fahey, Glenn; O'Sullivan, Jordan; Bussell, Jared


Australian student achievement in the OECD-run Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has declined more steeply and consistently than in any other country, other than Finland. This decline has been greatest in mathematics, where the average Australian 15-year-old is around 14 months behind, compared to their counterpart in the early 2000s. Policymakers have increasingly looked to improvements in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) as key to overcoming declining education outcomes. The analysis in this paper validates this concern and places a specific lens on ITE for beginning...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Outcomes

Keywords: Teachers; Teacher training; Curriculum; Education and training needs; Competence; Pedagogics; Educational practice; Job requirements; Job skill; Entry into working life; Outcomes of education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Centre for Independent Studies, 2021

Physical description: iv, 35 p.

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Series: CIS analysis paper; no. 29, November 2021

ISBN: 9781922674050

ISSN: 2209-3745 (print), 2209-3753 (online)

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.748

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