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Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching
Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching

You may have experienced it as a teacher, or a school leader – out-of-field teaching remains a big issue. Professor Merrilyn Goos and Professor Linda Hobbs join Teacher editor Jo Earp for a special podcast episode to talk about the current situation in Australia, challenges and possible solutions.

Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19
Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect public perceptions of teachers and the teaching profession, and how were their views and beliefs influenced by media coverage? Researchers in the UK have been exploring these questions, and their findings offer some interesting insights into how society values the profession, and the impact this has on teacher mental health and wellbeing.

Research news: Teacher motivation linked with greater wellbeing and lower quitting intentions
Research news: Teacher motivation linked with greater wellbeing and lower quitting intentions

In our first reader submission of the new year, Dr Rebecca J Collie shares findings from her latest study showing the link between teacher motivation, wellbeing and retention, and how this can help school leaders support staff.

Infographic: The growing problem of teacher shortages
Infographic: The growing problem of teacher shortages

A growing number of school leaders across Australia are reporting problems with unfilled teacher vacancies. The Australian Education Union’s annual ‘State of our Schools Survey’ includes a question for principals on teacher shortages. In the latest survey, 9 out of 10 principals reported experiencing a shortage of teachers in the last year – more than triple the rate in 2015. Find out more in this infographic.

Infographic: Teacher age and gender over the years
Infographic: Teacher age and gender over the years

Australian Bureau of Statistics analysis of 2021 Australian Census data includes insights into how the teacher workforce has changed over the last 40 years. In this infographic, we share how the distribution of teachers by age and sex has changed over the past 40 years.

Infographic: School leader attraction and retention
Infographic: School leader attraction and retention

The Australian School Education Leaders Sentiment Index, by Slade Group, explores the priorities and drivers for school leaders when considering a new role. It draws on findings from interviews and a survey with 60 principals, from which 5 key themes emerged. Find out more in our latest infographic.

Research news: Getting the most out of early years teacher expertise
Research news: Getting the most out of early years teacher expertise

‘The default assumption has been that being a generalist is what primary school teachers prefer, or else they would have become secondary teachers.’ In our latest reader submission, Dr James Russo shares the findings of a study asking generalist early years teachers at schools in 2 Australian states if they’d rather be subject specialists.

Researching education: 5 further readings on data and improvement in early childhood education and care
Researching education: 5 further readings on data and improvement in early childhood education and care

Quality improvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) starts with robust data collection. But how data is analysed and utilised in education is crucial to achieving meaningful improvement through evidence-based practice. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore data and improvement in Australian ECEC settings, and offer strategies for effective and informed teaching.

The state of out-of-field teaching
The state of out-of-field teaching

While schools across the country are grappling with critical teacher shortages, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that out-of-field teaching is occurring. A new Deakin University report which was co-written by ACER and Griffith University, looks at the issue of out-of-field teaching and proposes 46 recommendations.

School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program
School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program

Brisbane’s Brigidine College, Indooroopilly has changed the way it supports pre-service and early career teachers. In the second part of our Q&A with Allison Johansen (Assistant to the Principal, Professional Teaching and Learning) we find out more about the Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program and its positive impact.