Discussion paper

The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review was launched on 15 April 2021, with the announcement of the Terms of Reference and an Expert Panel of Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM (Chair) (former Secretary of the Department of Education), Emeritus Professor Bill Louden AM (former Dean of Education and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia), Mr Malcolm Elliott (President, Australian Primary Principals Association) and Mr Derek Scott (Principal, Haileybury and 2019 Australian School Principal of the Year).

This discussion paper provides an overview of the current state of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia, providing evidence on two key questions that form the scope of the review: how best to attract and select high-quality candidates into ITE and how best to prepare them to become effective teachers.

The paper includes discussion questions to help participants share their ideas and experiences; however, the review panel also welcomes feedback on what concerns you most - particularly if they are informed by your own experience as a teacher, pre-service teacher or other education stakeholder.

Submissions are open until 18 July 2021.

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