Lack of computers, new buildings and equipment are the problem – quality teachers and teaching is

In his graduation address to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) , Professor Stephen Diriham said that the biggest issue in schools is each student having quality teachers and quality teaching in schools supported by effective leadership and professional learning. He also said that life isn’t fair, but “good teaching and good schools are the best means we have of overcoming disadvantaged and opening the doors of opportunity”.
His advice to new teachers who want to make a difference was:

… continue professional learning; become better informed, critical consumers of educational research; question the evidence base for what is done and any alternative methods considered; gather and use data in more sophisticated ways; and focus on every student as a learner and a person.

ACER eNews

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Posted on 30th June, 2010, in education. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Lack of computers, new buildings and equipment are the problem – quality teachers and teaching is.

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