Our federal office has raised the voices of our 75,000 members across the country in the federal government’s review into quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE).
Our formal submission highlighted the fact quality initial teacher education cannot be supported in a situation where staff and schools are inundated with increasing, arbitrary workload requirements and struggling with inadequate resources.
The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review 2021 Discussion Paper was released on Monday, 21 June and seeks broadly to address two key areas for engaging students into the teaching profession:
- attracting and selecting high-quality candidates into the teaching profession; and
- preparing ITE students to be effective teachers.
The final report is due to be delivered in October 2021.