Australia urged to screen for better teacher trainees

06/8/2014 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Careful selection of trainee teachers -- rather than professional development or advocating for educators to earn graduate degrees -- has the greatest impact on the quality of classroom teachers in Australia, according to economist Ken Gannicott. He points to high-performing countries, such as Singapore, which screen applicants for teaching colleges prior to admittance to ensure the high quality of graduates.

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