Addressing the barriers non-native English-speaking teachers face

28 February, 2024

IEU-QNT Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Paul Giles writes regarding the negative impact on the profession when educators who either are non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) and/or other educators who don’t reflect the norm of Australian society (for whatever reason) are overlooked, ignored and/or marginalised within our education system.

A recent release from the Media Centre for Educational Research Australia (MCERA) entitled Bridging the Divide: Addressing Barriers Faced by Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers in Australia’s TESOL sector drew on a study from Monash University regarding the deleterious consequences being experienced by NNESTs in Australia’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) sector.

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