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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 ...