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ERIC Number: EJ889821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Recognising Accomplished Teachers in Australia: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Heading?
Ingvarson, Lawrence
Australian Journal of Education, v54 n1 p46-71 Apr 2010
In 2008, the Council of Australian governments (COAG) agreed to a set of reforms focused on teacher quality. These reforms aim to make teaching a more attractive career, lift the quality of teacher training, retain and reward quality teachers, promote effective professional learning and support workforce mobility. Australia has made several attempts to develop a system for identifying and rewarding accomplished teachers, as a means of furthering such reforms. This paper traces efforts from the 1970s to strengthen the role of the profession in developing a system of professional certification and outlines some issues that will need to be dealt with if such a system is to gain professional support and meet the aims of the COAG reforms. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia