Easier country practise

In their review of initial teacher education Mark Scott (Uni Sydney) and colleagues suggest, “developing more comprehensive system level agreements between school systems …  and higher education providers,” – the Andrews Government is already on to it

There’s $32m for 11 000 rural, regional and other targeted teacher education placements over two years. The money is for initial teacher education students’ accommodation, travel and meals on three-week placements. It is open to all, although launching La Trobe U Bendigo might indicated a focus on regional need and political message

Vic Gov is good at this sort of cost-effective education intervention. Last year it led the charge to fund expenses for pre-school teachers upgrading to degrees, with $25 000 payments (CMM May 18 ’22).