Article February 24, 2015

EduNews February 24

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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.

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