Here’s What Happened at our Improving the Status of Teaching Forum
We are still editing madly but you can see some of the many videos, podcasts and text from our Collaborating to Improve the Status of Teachers Forum on 29 March 2019 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here.
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Almost 200 participants and speakers attended representing the political parties, media, governments, unions, peak education bodies, school leaders, teacher education students, teachers, youth advocates, think tank researchers as well as branding, social and behaviour change experts – a cross-disciplinary combination essential to bringing fresh thinking to this complex issue.
The forum was the start of what we hope will be an ongoing, collaborative, national effort to improve the status of teachers.
ACDE is greatly concerned by the continuing drop in teacher education applications while primary school student numbers are rising and many in the ageing teacher workforce approach retirement.
We know how important it is to attract the best possible candidates to teach the students, who are our nation’s future, and also avoid a shortage of teachers.
However, we know that there is no silver bullet or quick-fix solution. We need a long-term, national strategy that works on many levels.