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Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

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Victoria, The Education State?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Aug 2016

Victoria, The Education State?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Proposals announced yesterday by Education Minister James Merlino to attract more talented teacher education candidates underline the importance of teacher quality to student learning.
 
We have allowed teaching to become a much less attractive career option for academically successful secondary school students. Allowing the current trend to persist would have a detrimental effect on school students and on education in the long term in Victoria.
 
Future teachers can apply for undergraduate teacher education programs through two different pathways; through Tertiary Admissions Centres at the state level, or directly to a university.


Trust The Teaching Profession With The Responsibilities Of A Profession., Lawrence C. Ingvarson Dec 2010

Trust The Teaching Profession With The Responsibilities Of A Profession., Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Teaching may be unique among professions in that governments, not practitioners, define the standards teachers must meet, despite the work of dozens of subject associations. With Canberra proposing a performance pay system that is doomed to fail, Ingvarson says it’s time to trust the professionals.