School principals vulnerable to threats and physical violence
The Director of the Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, Philip Riley, comments in The Conversation 22 July 2013 on results of the survey, indicating that school principals are five times more likely to face threats of violence than the general population, and seven times more likely to face physical violence.
A Fresh Start: Queensland launches new strategy for teacher preparation
A Fresh Start is a new strategy that aims to improve the preparation and quality of teachers for Queensland schools. Specific initiatives address the issues of teacher supply, initial teacher education and effective mentoring and induction. See statement from Queensland Minister for Education, John-Paul Langbroek, 22 July 2013.
High levels of payouts for psychological injury in Queensland schools
Over the last five years there have been over $2 million in payouts for psychological injury to staff in Queensland schools, according to an article in The Courier-Mail, 16 July 2013.
Call to raise entry standards for teacher education courses
Professor Ed Byrne, Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, has called for higher entry standards to teacher education courses in Australia.
Team teaching 'the way of the future'
An article in Australian Teacher Magazine 11 July 2013 calls for team teaching, 'freed up from the conventions of traditional delivery', to help schools adapt to technological innovation and the changing needs of students.
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