Starting off on the wrong foot: how to improve Initial Teacher Education in Australia


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Author: Fahey, Glenn; Joseph, Rob


The effective preparation of teachers is a key aspect of education policy that many school systems grapple with. But, unfortunately, Australian teachers have not consistently benefitted from high quality preparation, resulting in decades of near-constant reviews into the sector's performance. Despite many missed opportunities for reform, Australia's policymakers have begun to make policy inroads for improvement, but additional commitment toward reform will be necessary to reverse decades of underperformance of the teacher training. In this paper, the authors provide a detailed analysis...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Teaching and learning; Qualifications; Quality; Participation; Performance

Keywords: Teacher training; Initial training; Education and training reform; Enrolment; Completion; Relevance of education and training; Education work relationship; Graduates; Accountability; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Centre for Independent Studies, 2023

Physical description: 43 p.

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Series: CIS analysis paper; no. 53, August 2023

ISBN: 9781922674470

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

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 154.60

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