La Trobe funded for country-teacher programme

Outgoing government funds teaching for the regions

News that the outgoing government feds are funding La Trobe U for a programme for graduates to take up teaching in rural and regional schools will generate hollow laughter among some LT U education academics. There are claims the university is gutting teacher education at regional campuses, which management rejects. Teacher ed academics also say management will replace  staff on regional campuses with FIFO lecturers from metropolitan Bundoora  ( CMM March 21 and March 22).


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