How and Why Has Teacher Quality Changed in Australia?

@article{Leigh2006HowAW,
  title={How and Why Has Teacher Quality Changed in Australia?},
  author={Andrew Leigh and Chris Ryan},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
  year={2006}
}
  • A. Leigh, C. Ryan
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science, Psychology
  • IO: Productivity
International research suggests that differences in teacher performance can explain a large portion of student achievement. Yet little is known about how the quality of the Australian teaching profession has changed over time. Using consistent data on the academic aptitude of new teachers, we compare those who have entered the teaching profession in Australia over the past two decades. We find that the aptitude of new teachers has fallen considerably. Between 1983 and 2003, the average… Expand
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