Teaching Down Under Just like the United States, all states in Australia have their own requirements and procedures to certify or register as a teacher (Australia Teachers, n.d.). In general to register as a teacher one but receive an approved teacher degree or a satisfactory completion of a primary or secondary education of at least 4 full years or part-time of equivalent duration which includes practical student teaching at a school (Teachers Registration Board, 2013). The practical must last a minimum of 45 days. Australian teachers are not perceived to have high social status. Teachers learn at universities. Universities and colleges hold different levels of higher education. Colleges hold higher standards than universities. Nurses and doctors learn at colleges. Australia does not see it fit for teachers to have the highest level of education. An interesting fact, schools postponed World Teachers Day until October 31 for school holidays (Wiltshire, 2008). Teachers are not regarded highly in society. There are, however, multiple job opportunities for teachers in Australia. Just this week, there are 252 new job openings (Australia Teachers, 2013). An estimated class size for Australian schools is 18 students (Rogers, 2012). The school year is about 200 days, 20 more than the United States and 40 less than Japan and Germany. Secondary education teachers spend about 600 hours per year teaching, where as the United States, who spend the most time, teach approximately 1,100 hours per year (Rampell, 2009). Australia received a C on the global report card. Year 4 students ranked 27th in reading. The United States ranked 6th and Hong Kong was ranked number 1 (Dodd & Mather, 2012). In math Australia ranked 18th and 25th in sciences.
The Australian Economy
Introduction to Business
Australia is a nation in which not many of us take into consideration for any reason whatsoever. The only thing I recognized this nation is for having kangaroos. Even when it comes to tourism we think of traveling within the United States, or parts of Europe, or Japan. Well I say Australia should be a nation to consider looking at. There are economic reasons for which I state Australia is a country…
Contemporary Australian Theatre Essay
Contemporary Australian plays explore social concerns specifically related to the Australian audience in order to not only entertain but force them to engage with relevant social issues within their society. Jack Davis and Dorothy Hewitt both explore Australia's lack of identity in order to confront their audiences on the truth of our past. However Jack Davis's play (1986) 'No Sugar' explores the devastating reality of the Europeans stripping the Aboriginals…
woodshop teacher. I’ve been teaching for 5 years so far and everything is always the same year after year. Since the three months of summer vacation is gone, it’s time to go back teaching my regular 6th grade woodshop class. This morning, I started my day with an egg muffin from McDonald’s which is my all-time favorite. When I reached the parking lot at Marston, I parked my car tired and desperate for some more sleep. As walking into the teacher’s lounge, I was greeted by other teachers with welcomes…
for Future Teacher Cadets
As I look back on my time as a Teacher Cadet this year I can say that there were some things I am glad I did. However, there are also other things I wish I had done. Being a Teacher Cadet is a big responsibility. If a person is not ready to work when entering the class, I do not think it is a program for them. To be successful in the Teacher Cadet program you have to be willing to work hard, be organized, and be up for anything.
When I signed up for Teacher Cadet I knew…
Connor L. Macdonald
I’m interested to join Teacher Cadet Program next year because I’ve always known the teaching profession would be my career path. It seems only natural to enrol as a Teacher Cadet to give my career as an educator a head start. It will be extremely beneficial to my future studies to have a hands-on background in teaching. I feel it will open up more possibilities and introduce me to the many aspects of the education system.
The Australian Alps
The Australian Alps are the highest moutain range of Australia, and is located in south-eastern Australia. This range is home to sixteen national parks and reserves including Kosciuszko National Park and covers more than five million hectares.
The Australian Alps are an important to native flora and fauna, protecting two hundred species of birds, thirty species of reptiles, fifteen amphibians, fourteen species of native fish, forty species of mammals and…
over the world that have problems with concentrating in class. Many of these kids do not know what to do, due to the lack of information that teachers and parents have. With simple tips teachers and parents will understand and know what to do when a child has problems concentrating at school and school work in general.
Some useful information for teachers is that they may notice a shift in the concentration levels by the middle of the school year for most four and five year olds (Booth). Kids begin…
The Australian Aborigines have a unique culture, but also a similar culture compared to our American culture when it comes to kinship, marriage, population control, and religion/creation.
The Australian Aborigines keep a close knit family, even when it comes to marriages. In this culture, cross-cousin marriage is acceptable. This means that one can marry his father’s sister’s child, or a mother’s brother’s child. This keeps alliances strong between bands. It is common for the Aborigines to marry…