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TAGS Education, Catherine Livingstone, federalism white paper, teachers, Bronwyn Pike
Popular beliefs about education reform hobble politicians’ attempts to make real improvements, former Victorian education minister Bronwyn Pike says. And the Federalism White Paper must not get caught up in “carving up territory” at the expense of outcomes.
Despite widespread agreement among experts of the need to improve teacher quality, it remains very difficult for anyone outside the profession, including education ministers, to tackle publicly, thinks former Victorian education minister Bronwyn Pike.
“Talking about teacher quality,” Pike told an event at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education last week, “from a political perspective, is like walking on a bed of nails.”
While the former teacher argued that ensuring medical practitioners are up-to-date with training, discussing improving teacher quality “is a minefield for people outside the profession because it just sounds like you’re teacher bashing.”
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David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Melbourne. He's previously written for The Guardian and Crikey and holds a masters in international relations.
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