ERIC Number: ED457126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Standards, Quality and Professionalism. Working Document. Outcomes from a National Professional Summit.
Australian Coll. of Education, Deakin.
This document reports on a 2001 Australian summit on teacher standards, quality, and professionalism. This invitational activity included approximately 50 senior policymakers, researchers, and practicing teachers who participated in two workshops involving international experts. They identified where the profession should be in relation to teaching standards, quality, and professionalism in 5 years. The summit emphasized the extensive work that has already occurred in such areas as training, research, and professional development. Strengthening the profession can be achieved using a process of continuous development and effective mechanisms for teacher recruitment and retention. The challenge defined by the summit is to understand and operate effectively within both professional and political contexts. The summit recommends that resources and efforts be directed toward ensuring that all teachers are engaged, supported, and accountable in relation to teacher standards, quality, and professionalism. Three key areas for action are professional teaching standards, engaging the profession, and national commitment and support. Proposed next steps include: participant dissemination of this working document; promotion by the Australian College of Education of a common, unifying agenda and action on teacher standards, quality, and professionalism; and identification by stakeholders of individual and collective strategies to use in advancing this agenda. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Deakin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia