26 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the formation of a new Teacher Education Expert Panel, announced by Education Minister Jason Clare.

“Ensuring a secure and consistent supply of well-prepared, classroom ready teaching graduates will not only help alleviate the education workforce shortage over the medium to long term, it will ensure students continue to benefit from high quality teaching programs delivered by high quality teachers,” AEU Deputy Federal President Meredith Peace said.

“We welcome the Federal Government’s focus on strengthening and funding initial teacher education, improving practicum experiences for education students and improving postgraduate initial teacher education for mid-career entrants.

“The teaching profession has fought long and hard to create comprehensive and rigorous teacher education and defended it against short-term fixes and short cuts that undermine quality in teaching qualifications.

“We look forward to working with the Expert Panel to continue to strengthen teacher education in Australia.”


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