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Discussion paper

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review 2021: discussion paper

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...
Book

Building better schools with evidence-based policy

This book is relevant to every person who works in a school. Users of this book can be assured that each policy has been carefully formulated from the current understandings of best practice. This is a practical innovation, and an example of how schools can...
Briefing paper

NSW Public schools to 2031: impact of enrolment growth on demand for teachers

This briefing paper, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, examines the impact of enrolment growth on the future demand for teachers in the NSW public school system.
Report

Research and evidence use in Australian schools: early insights from educators

This summary draws on quantitative findings from the Q Project's first survey of educators, which was administered online to teachers and school leaders between March - September, 2020. In total, 492 practitioners from 414 schools across four Australian states completed the survey: New South Wales...
Report

Report of Valuing the Teaching Profession - an independent inquiry

In early 2020, the NSW Teachers Federation resolved to commission an independent inquiry into the state of the teaching profession in the public schools of NSW and the significant changes that have affected the profession since 2004. This report outlines the inquiry's findings.
Report

Teaching writing in secondary English in the NAPLAN era

This report presents findings from research investigating the writing pedagogies, beliefs and practices of English teachers in the context of a decade of Australia's NAPLAN testing, where writing has been consistently identified as problematic in secondary schools.
Report

The career paths and employment transitions of early childhood education workers

This report analyses the career paths and labour market outcomes of the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Several data sources are used to complement and cross-check each other.
Fact sheet

Teacher wellbeing and COVID-19: CSI response for teachers and schools

The health and safety of teachers and their families must be a priority, as they try and balance the different demands at work and home. This fact sheet explores the importance of recognition, acknowledgement and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

How to raise the status of teachers using digitally mediated social innovation

Teachers are critical to achieving sustainable economic prosperity through their role in disseminating knowledge and moulding future generations of critical and creative thinkers. Yet in Australia, teaching as a career path is waning in both its attractiveness and status. The overarching research question explored in...
Briefing paper

Give teachers a say: facing the challenge of teachers’ work-related stress in the COVID-19 crisis

Throughout the world, teachers and schools are responding to one of the greatest disruptions to education systems in living memory. This brief uses data collected before the COVID-19 crisis to answer two questions: How are teachers' stress and job satisfaction related to their willingness to...