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.
early years of individual’s lives as they attend schools. The Australian Government ensures that all schools develop students in the appropriate manner by deriving a national curriculum by which all schools must follow. The national curriculum is constructed by The Australian curriculum, assessment and reporting authority (ACARA).
How is the curriculum organized?
There are four stages in the development of the Australian…
concentrates on how to overcome student disadvantage by suggesting the resolution can be found in a rigorous discipline based approach. Donnelly argues, “the students suffering in terms of result”, the low retention rate of teachers as well as the declining rank of the Australian education system on the world stage is due to the lack of discipline in school and family environments (2014, para.9).
Donnelly’s ideological understanding of the failing system is due to the loss of discipline and values…
group where my language, culture and experiences were not valued by the students or the teacher. I was never asked to share anything about myself or my life in Australia and was the victim of some ridicule from my peers because I lacked knowledge of, and a skill for playing, baseball. I was subjected to racist remarks about the colour of my skin and was never supported or really even acknowledged by my teacher. As a class, we were required to write a paper detailing the history of American presidents…
3300EDN – diverse learners in the contemporary classroom
This paper explores the importance of inclusive education and how it can be modelled within a contemporary classroom. It explores how teacher beliefs, attitudes and values impact on both making adjustment to content, instructional strategies and assessment to accommodate learner diversity in inclusive educational settings, and extending collaborative relationships to strengthen learning communities. The paper is divided into…
Topic: should Australian schools use corporal punishment to discipline students?
Since the illegalisation of corporal punishment in schools, educators have struggled to control classes of undisciplined, problematic students. Disciplinary action is meant to change children’s/teenagers compliance and attitude towards adult directives, and current methods are completely ineffective. These ineffective procedures with no outcome such as “time-outs,” are never adequate and teach students…
JRAHS Yr. 10 Geography - Topic 1: Issues in Australian Environments
Differentiated Focus Outcomes
1. Issues in Australian Environments (5A3)Coastal Management, Urban Growth & Decline
2. Australia in its Regional and Global Contexts (5A4)
3. Geography Elective
Media File (20%)
Research Task – Global Links (30%)
Yearly Exam (50%)
Google Street View
Skills in Australian Geography – Kleeman
DVD – Pyrmont/Ultimo
1. Identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information…
increase in obesity rate has become a major concern in Australian society.
Canteens are full of unhealthy appealing options which are eye catching and more often than not are also the cheaper option.
For example options like a hotdog is around $3.20 over a healthier option a chicken lettuce and mayonnaise asking for $5.00.
The Australian Bureau of statistics (2009) released a study from 2007-2008 where it was found one quarter of all Australian children aged from 5-17 years old were overweight…
What is inclusive education and how will this shape your teaching practice?
3142/7278EBL – Assignment 1
Introduction An inclusive education upholds the ideals of an equitable society where access to and successful participation in education are considered to be the right of every person in that society. This paper will argue that whilst some steps have been taken to ensure equity in education for all, there is still a long way to go before Australia can provide a truly inclusive educational…
AUGUST 13, 2014
YEAR 10 ENGLISH ASSESSMENT
UNIT: THE CHANGING AUSTRALIAN VOICE
GIRRAWEEN HIGH SCHOOL
You are to create a representation of TWO of the poems studied in class and
an explanation or rationale of your work. In this task you are to consider the
values and assumptions underlying the voice in the poems and explore the
effect of changing context on those values and assumptions. How you decide
to represent these ideas on the…
presented at the 16th Australian International Education
Conference, Hobart, Tasmania
Author: Dr. Meeri Hellstén
Address: School of Education / ACES
Dr. Meeri Hellstén
This seminar presents case studies of international student experiences of Australian
higher education. The paper provides insights into ways of understanding various
implications of international students’ transition into their new Australian study