Teacher Quality: How and Why Has Teacher Quality Changed in Australia

  title={Teacher Quality: How and Why Has Teacher Quality Changed in Australia},
  author={A. Nattkemper Leigh and Chris Ryan},
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… CONTINUE READING


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