Paying Teachers as Professionals

Recently produced a think piece about teachers' pay in Australia.

The piece is useful as it compares Australian teachers with other Australian professionals, rather than teachers in other countries. This is important, because teachers in Australia have to live and survive in Australia, which is an expensive country comparatively.

To read the article, click here.

eflection questions:

  • How does the comparatively low rate of pay for experienced professionals in teaching and other professions affect:
    • the longevity of professionals in teaching
    • school culture in terms of constant loss of 10-15 years' experienced teachers from the profession
    • recruitment from other professions mid-career
    • morale of teachers
    • our standing in the community?


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