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Acer-Led Delegation Investigates Us Teacher Quality Practices, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Acer-Led Delegation Investigates Us Teacher Quality Practices, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

ACER recently led a delegation of representatives from Australian education systems and organisations on a study tour to Washington DC to observe the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).The aim of the visit was to find and share answers to questions on teacher quality in Australia such as:What do we mean when we talk about teacher quality? and how do we know it when we see it? Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz, reports on the observations made during the visit.


Evaluation Of The Standards And Professional Learning Project 2003, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Charlotte Danielson Apr 2010

Evaluation Of The Standards And Professional Learning Project 2003, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Charlotte Danielson

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

In February 2003, the Victorian State Minister for Education and Training launched the ‘Standards and Professional Learning Project’ as the first major policy initiative of the new Institute. The brief of the project was: to develop professional teaching standards for full registration, and to support new teachers (who were mostly newly graduated teachers from tertiary teacher education programs) to move from provisional to full registration at the end of their first year of teaching. This involved designing and implementing evidence based assessment processes to show that the standards had been met. These assessments would provide guarantees of teacher quality to ...


A Review Of Standards Of Practice For Beginning Teaching, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

A Review Of Standards Of Practice For Beginning Teaching, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

This paper aims to provide a critical review and comparison of the following sets of standards of practice for teachers: The Victorian Interim Teacher Class Standards (ITCS), especially Interim Teacher Class Standards for Beginning Teachers; Professional Standards for Teachers (developed by the Queensland Education Department for use in state schools); The National Competencies for Beginning Teaching; The Ontario College of Teachers Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession; The Teacher Training Agency in England (TTA) standards for 'Quality Teacher Status and Induction;' The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC); Praxis III ...


Primary Teacher Work Study Report, Jenny Wilkinson, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis Apr 2010

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

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

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.


Evaluation Of The Middle Years Reform Program, Gerald Elsworth, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis Apr 2010

Evaluation Of The Middle Years Reform Program, Gerald Elsworth, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

The Middle Years Reform Program (MYRP) was conducted in all Victorian government secondary and P-12 schools over the period 2001-2003. The program was designed to provide these schools with financial support to employ additional classroom teaching capacity to develop and implement initiatives in the areas of literacy, attendance and the ‘thinking curriculum’ in Years 7-9. Data for the evaluation were taken from: a. Literature and document review; b. Three preliminary consultations with representative groups of regional office personnel, school principals, middle years co-ordinators and other teachers familiar with middle years issues; c. A questionnaire that was distributed by e-mail to ...


The Victorian Institute Of Teaching : Standards And Professional Learning, Jenny Wilkinson, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

The Victorian Institute Of Teaching : Standards And Professional Learning, Jenny Wilkinson, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

The Victorian Institute of Teaching implemented its new registration procedures for Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs) in 2004. A pilot version of these procedures was trialled in 2003, and evaluated by ACER (Kleinhenz and Ingvarson 2004). Background information about the development of the Standards and Professional Learning Project can be found in this report. As part of the process for full registration, PRTs were required to prepare a portfolio with three components: an analysis of teaching and learning, collegiate classroom activities and a list of and commentary on professional activities undertaken. In 2004 the new requirements for PRTs were extended to ...


Teaching Talent : The Best Teachers For Australia's Classrooms, Stephen Dinham, Lawrence C. Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Teaching Talent : The Best Teachers For Australia's Classrooms, Stephen Dinham, Lawrence C. Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

Australian business leaders want to see reforms to school education that improve learning outcomes and opportunities for all students. If we are to continue to compete effectively in the global market, the quality of our education system needs be among the best in the world. Research has shown that improving the quality of teaching is the most effective way to achieve better educational outcomes for individual students. Excellent teaching is the key to increased student engagement and higher levels of achievement, regardless of student background.