Clare there to help on teacher ed

Education Minister Jason Clare hosts a ministry of all the talents roundtable on the teacher shortage today – he has some ideas

He mentioned ways to encourage people into teaching and keep them there in a Sky News interview yesterday.

One is reducing attrition in Initial Teacher Education courses, if completions lifted from the present 50 per cent to 60 per cent, “then already you would go a long way to addressing part of the supply shortage of teachers,” he said.

Another is more practical experience, during degrees, paid internships in final years and more support in first classroom years.

It will make a change for education academics from coalition minister Alan Tudge who had strong views on what he wanted in initial teacher education course content and once warned “the Government will use the full leverage of the $760 million it provides to education faculties,” (CMM October 25 2021).