Collaborating to Improve the Status of Teachers forum this Friday

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Friday, 29 March 2019. 9.30am – 4pm. Melbourne Cricket Ground

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees’ names must be provided to MCG security so registration is essential. For registrations after 22 March 2019, please phone Tracey Langron, ACDE on 02 6169 3788?.

About 200 representatives of political parties, governments, unions, peak education bodies, school leaders, the media, teacher education students, teachers, parents, youth advocates, think tank researchers, and branding, social and behaviour change experts will meet in Melbourne this Friday to discuss ways to improve the status of teachers in Australia.

‘We need a long-term, collaborative, national strategy that works on many levels if we are to attract the best candidates into teaching and prevent a widening teacher shortage,’ forum host, Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) President, Professor Tania Aspland, says.

‘The continuing drop in teacher education applications is happening while primary school student numbers are rising and many in the aging teacher workforce are approaching retirement.

‘The attractiveness of the teaching profession is vitally important. However, changing negative perceptions of teaching will not happen overnight so it’s critical that we, as a collaboration, get to work as soon as possible,’ Professor Aspland says.

Download forum booklet here

Further information:

Leslie Falkiner-Rose, ACDE Communications and Strategy  0418 995240



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