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A Study Of Work Practices In Tasmanian Government Schools: Final Report To The Australian Education Union – Tasmanian Branch, Sheldon Rothman, Lawrence C. Ingvarson, Paul R. Weldon, Ali Radloff, Darren Matthews Dec 2018

A Study Of Work Practices In Tasmanian Government Schools: Final Report To The Australian Education Union – Tasmanian Branch, Sheldon Rothman, Lawrence C. Ingvarson, Paul R. Weldon, Ali Radloff, Darren Matthews

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) conducted an online survey of members on behalf of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU). The survey, which was open to teachers, school leaders (principals and assistant principals) and education support staff working in Tasmanian government schools and offices, was available to the majority of members of the Union in August 2017, and remained open for four weeks during Term 3. The survey was based on one conducted for the Victorian branch of the AEU in 2016. The survey of the work of union members in Tasmanian government schools focussed ...


Assessing Accomplished Teaching With Reliability And Validity: The Acer Portfolio Project, Lawrence Ingvarson Aug 2018

Assessing Accomplished Teaching With Reliability And Validity: The Acer Portfolio Project, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

We know that good teachers are worth their weight in gold. But if good teaching is to be truly valued, the teaching profession must be able to demonstrate that it can evaluate itself in ways that are reliable, valid and fair. This capacity is central to any profession. It is also central to lifting the status of teaching, rewarding accomplished teaching and enabling teaching to complete with other professions for our ablest graduates. Recent OECD reports emphasise the necessity of strengthening the teaching profession, which depends upon widespread use of evidence-based teaching practices. Building the capacity for evaluation is the ...


What Remuneration Levels Should Apply To Highly Accomplished And Lead Teacher Certification, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Jun 2018

What Remuneration Levels Should Apply To Highly Accomplished And Lead Teacher Certification, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

This expert witness report was commissioned by the Queensland Teachers’ Union in April, 2018 as part of evidence to be presented in a submission to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. The purpose of this report was to review research that would assist the Commission in arriving at its decision regarding appropriate remuneration levels for certified Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers.


School–University Partnerships In Initial Teacher Preparation: An Evaluation Of The School Centres For Teaching Excellence Initiative In Victoria, Glenn Rowley, Paul R. Weldon, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson Feb 2017

School–University Partnerships In Initial Teacher Preparation: An Evaluation Of The School Centres For Teaching Excellence Initiative In Victoria, Glenn Rowley, Paul R. Weldon, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of School Centres for Teaching Excellence (SCTE) initiatives introduced by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) during 2011. SCTEs are partnerships of universities and schools designed to establish leading practice in providing quality pre-service teacher education, continuing professional learning and research opportunities. The initiative was funded through the Smarter Schools National Partnership on Improving Teacher Quality.


Assuring The Quality Of Future Victorian Teachers : Acer Response To Det Discussion Paper: Working Together To Shape Teacher Education In Victoria, Lawrence Ingvarson Dec 2016

Assuring The Quality Of Future Victorian Teachers : Acer Response To Det Discussion Paper: Working Together To Shape Teacher Education In Victoria, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

ACER’s response to the August 2016 discussion paper on teacher education titled, 'Working Together To Shape Teacher Education in Victoria' released by James Merlino, the Minister for Education and Training in Victoria. This response addresses focus areas including: Raising the quality and status of teaching: a profession of choice Ensuring high quality pathways into the profession Improving course quality Developing Early Career Teachers


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.


Improving Student Outcomes? You Have To Be In It For The Long Haul, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Aug 2016

Improving Student Outcomes? You Have To Be In It For The Long Haul, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Minimising the differences between more and less advantaged students in more and less advantaged schools in terms of SES and location should be at the centre of national educational policy.


Time For Teaching To Establish Its Own Professional Certification Authority, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Jun 2015

Time For Teaching To Establish Its Own Professional Certification Authority, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The British Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced that his government would be supporting a proposal from the teaching profession to establish its own, teacher-led College of Teaching, fully independent of government. The announcement followed the release of a ‘Blueprint’ for an independent professional body developed by a broad cross-section of the education community, with professional certification as its core, unique function. The Blueprint provided the government with clear evidence of leadership at the level of the profession. This article argues that the teaching profession in Australia should work toward establishing its own blueprint for an Australian College of Teaching ...


Reflections On The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Report, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Dec 2014

Reflections On The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Report, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

In February 2014, the Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, appointed a Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) to make recommendations on how initial teacher education in Australia could be improved. Their report, Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, was released in February 2015, together with a response from the Australia Government. This article examines the extent to which the TEMAG report and the Minister’s response address the central problems facing teacher education today.


Investing In Our Teachers, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Dec 2014

Investing In Our Teachers, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Although Australia has been investing more money in education, it has not been making a serious investment in what really counts –offering salary structures that enable teaching to compete with other professions for our best high school graduates, and provide irresistible incentives for all teachers to work towards achieving high professional standards.


A Review Of Victoria’S Developmental Learning Framework For School Leaders, Lawrence Ingvarson Sep 2014

A Review Of Victoria’S Developmental Learning Framework For School Leaders, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The Department of Education and Training, Victoria launched the Developmental Learning Framework for School Leaders (DLF) in March 2007 as a central component of the 2003 Blueprint for Government Schools (DET, 2003). Six years later, a decision was made to review the DLF and seek advice on the extent to which it may need revision or redevelopment.In June 2013, the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct an independent review of Framework for School Leaders (DLF). The brief was to conduct a critical assessment of the content, design, and usability of ...


Professional Certification For Accomplished Principals: Directions For Australia, Lawrence Ingvarson Sep 2014

Professional Certification For Accomplished Principals: Directions For Australia, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

This review was commissioned by Principals Australia Institute. Its purpose is twofold: to review approaches to assessing and evaluating principals internationally; and, to draw on this review in developing recommendations for building a rigorous and beneficial professional certification system for accomplished principals in Australia. There is widespread agreement that our society needs to place greater value on the important and complex work of teachers and principals (Productivity Commission 2012). Whether that happens will depend in large part on our capacity to develop standards for successful practice and rigorous methods for assessing those who meet them. Our ability to recognise and ...


Standards-Based Professional Learning And Certification: By The Profession, For The Profession, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Dec 2013

Standards-Based Professional Learning And Certification: By The Profession, For The Profession, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

This chapter presents a model for a standards-based professional learning and certification system, a system controlled and provided by the teaching profession itself. It is a model of a highly educated profession, capable of defining research-based standards for effective teaching, promoting the development of its members toward those standards, and providing a rigorous and respected process for recognizing and certifying those who reach them. It is a model that calls for the teaching profession to be entrusted with the responsibilities of a profession; one of these is the responsibility and resources to establish its own standards-based professional learning and certification ...


What Happened To The National Statement For The Teaching Profession?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Jan 2013

What Happened To The National Statement For The Teaching Profession?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

In 2003, 15 teacher associations put together a National Statement from the Teaching Profession on Teacher Standards, Quality and Professionalism. It recommended that A nationally coordinated, rigorous and consistent system should be established to provide recognition to teachers who demonstrate advanced standards . . . The enterprise bargaining process between employers and unions will be an important mechanism for providing recognition for professional certification. All employing authorities should be encouraged to provide recognition and support for professional certification as the process comes to demonstrate its credibility and its effects on professional learning. (p. 4) The Statement was the culmination of three years work ...


Comments On Deewr Discussion Paper: Future Options For Alternative Pathways Into Teaching, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Jan 2013

Comments On Deewr Discussion Paper: Future Options For Alternative Pathways Into Teaching, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The DEEWR Discussion Paper, Future Options for Alternative Pathways into Teaching, focuses on a relatively unproven need for alternative pathways, while ignoring the major issues that face Australia in assuring a quality national teacher education system.


Establishing A National Certification System For Teachers: How Are We Doing?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Dec 2012

Establishing A National Certification System For Teachers: How Are We Doing?, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Any serious policies about teacher quality must address the challenge of making sure teaching can compete with other professions for its share of high quality graduates from schools and universities. Recent research shows that it is the salaries of experienced teachers relative to other professions that distinguishes countries with higher student achievement. Beginning with the 1998 a Senate Inquiry into the Status of Teaching, a string of reports recommended that a professional certification should be established to provide recognition to highly accomplished teachers and that education authorities should structure remuneration accordingly. In 2010 the Australian Institute for Teaching and School ...


Comments On Deecd Discussion Paper: New Directions For School Leadership And The Teaching Profession, June 2012, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Sep 2012

Comments On Deecd Discussion Paper: New Directions For School Leadership And The Teaching Profession, June 2012, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The Discussion Paper identifies three fronts on which the Victorian Government will take action over the next ten years. Action 1: Attract great people into teaching: attract stronger candidates and improve their preparation. Action 2: Create a high performance profession: stimulate a culture of excellence and effective professional development. Action 3: Provide strong direction and support: elevate the role of leadership at school and system levels. As a general observation, each of these areas for action is important. The diagnosis of areas requiring action is accurate. However, the prescription is weak in some areas and needs to be strengthened.


Standards For Graduation And Initial Teacher Certification: The International Experience, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Sep 2012

Standards For Graduation And Initial Teacher Certification: The International Experience, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The focus of this report is on policies and practices for assuring the quality of teacher education programs and of teachers who graduate from those programs. International interest in policies that promote teacher quality has increased markedly in recent years (OECD, 2005). With mounting evidence that the most important in school influence on student achievement, is teachers’ knowledge and skill (e.g., Hattie, 2008; Hanushek, 2004) policymakers have been giving closer attention to strategies that will recruit, prepare and retain the best possible teachers. These strategies call for clear and valid descriptions of what good teachers know and do, which ...


What Happened To The National Review Of Teacher Education?, Lawrence Ingvarson May 2012

What Happened To The National Review Of Teacher Education?, Lawrence Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

Inquiries and reviews of teacher education have occurred with remarkable regularity in Australia over recent years. What is also remarkable about these often major and expensive enterprises is how regularly their recommendations have been deflected or ignored.


Assessing Teachers For Professional Certification: Achieving National Consistency, Lawrence C. Ingvarson Feb 2011

Assessing Teachers For Professional Certification: Achieving National Consistency, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has been charged with responsibility for developing and implementing a nationally consistent and credible voluntary system for the certification of highly accomplished teachers in Australia. This article focuses on the challenge of achieving such as system. What might be involved and how might such a system be achieved?


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.


Primary Teacher Work Study Report, Jenny Wilkinson, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis Apr 2009

Primary Teacher Work Study Report, Jenny Wilkinson, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis

Dr Lawrence Ingvarson (Consultant)

This research was conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in 2005. The study was a result of the New Zealand Primary Teachers Collective Agreement 2004-2007 which specified that a workload study be complete to consider how the work of a teacher could be better structured, resourced and organised to support more effective classroom teaching. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the nature and patterns of primary teachers' work. The research was commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.