Professor John Hattie has said that lifting ATAR entry scores for initial teacher training courses would not improve the quality of teacher candidates as universities allow students to enter teacher courses from their second year of university study. Professor Hattie is Chairman for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, which has been asked by the Australian government to implement many of the changes recommended in the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group report.
The CNPE Team
Universities tell ‘dumb students to teach’
The low entry scores required to study teaching sent the message that “if you’re dumb you can be a teacher”.
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The University of Tasmania (UTAS) will open a new education research centre to tackle the state’s poor retention rates as part of a formal partnership with the Tasmanian Government.
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