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Author Australia. Parliament. Senate. Employment, Education, and Training References Committee.

Title A class act : inquiry into the status of the teaching profession / Senate Employment, Education and Training References Committee
Published Canberra : The Committee, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  371.100994 Aus/Cai  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 257 pages, 49 unnumbered pages ; 25 cm
Series Parliamentary paper / The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 51
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 1998, no. 51
Contents Overview -- Chapter 2. Taking teaching seriously -- ch. 3. Status and professionalism -- ch. 4. Perceptions of teachers' status -- ch. 5. The outside school environment - factors affecting teachers' morale, professionalism and status -- ch. 6. The school environment - factors affecting teachers' morale, performance and status -- ch. 7. Teacher recruitment and training -- ch. 8. Supply and demand -- Government Senators' report -- Appendix 1. A national profile of Australian teachers -- Appendix 2. Information on teachers salary rates -- Appendix 3. Submission to the inquiry -- Appendix 4. List of public hearing witnesses
Summary Terms of reference: (1) Describe community attitudes towards teachers and the ways in which schools operate; (2) Examine the expectations of teachers regarding their careers and identify those issues which bear most significantly upon job satisfaction, stress and their ability to carry out their work efficiently and effectively; (3) Develop a national profile of Australia's teachers according to age, gender, qualifications, experience, salary levels and career history; (4) Assess the levels of supply and demand which should guide the workforce planning for teachers in the context of demographic and other changes affecting schools into the next century; (5) Examine the tertiary entrance levels of teacher trainees and the research literature on the quality of Australian teacher education programs, and identify those features which bear significantly upon the quality of classroom practice; and (6) Describe best practice in the induction of newly-trained teachers into schools, and identify any significant shortcomings in induction or on-going professional development which require urgent attention
Analysis Attitudes
Committees and inquiries
Educational qualifications
Educational standards
Educational status
Federal issue
Job satisfaction
Job stress
Professional status
State issue
Vocational education and training
Workforce planning
Notes "March 1998"
Chair: Rosemary Crowley
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available as Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 51/1998
Subject Career development -- Australia.
Teachers -- Training of -- Australia.
Teachers -- Australia -- Social conditions.
Teachers -- Australia.
Author Crowley, Rosemary
LC no. 00362581
ISSN 0727-4181
ISBN 0642251703