Accessing Teacher Education Professional Experience Placements

28 February, 2018

Executive Summary of Full Report: This research project gathered data on behalf of the NSW Teacher Education Council (TEC) on pre‐service professional experience teacher education programs from member tertiary institutions and their students. The project was initiated by the TEC to examine the issues of access and equity in teacher education professional experience faced by […]

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The Place of Phonics in Literacy Learning

28 February, 2018
Controversies about the most effective ways to help children’s literacy learning have raged for more than four decades. The large and complex area of teaching literacy is often reduced to a long outdated debate about the teaching of reading and this is usually characterized as using phonics to teach reading versus using a ‘whole language [...]
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Employment of Graduate Teachers in Australia (Position Paper)

28 February, 2018
POSITION PAPER Key Messages and Recommendations Contrary to popular belief, the NSW Council of Deans of Education (NSWCDE) is confident that there is no significant oversupply of initial teacher education (ITE) graduates (Preston, 2013; Fischetti, 2015). Employment data can vary across state lines, urban vs. regional job markets, age level and subject area of teaching [...]
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Interview with Researcher, Barbara Preston

17 February, 2018

Barbara Preston describes the current employment climate for NSW teachers.

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Changes to NSWCDE Executive Officers

31 August, 2016
MEDIA RELEASE This press release announces the new office bearers at the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education for 2016-2018. Professor Michele Simons, Dean of Education, Western Sydney University, has been elected to serve as President of NSWCDE, taking over from Professor Chris Davison from UNSW, who has completed her two year term [...]
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ACDE Video Collection

29 August, 2015
ACDE animation on the role of ATAR in teacher selection The ACDE has a range of informative videos on the subject of student selection into teacher education programs available through their website. NSWCDE supports ACDE and the TEMAG view that teachers need a range of traits and skills, some of which cannot be determined through ATAR and [...]
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Employment of Graduate Teachers in Australia

20 March, 2015
MEDIA RELEASE The NSW Council of Deans of Education (NSWCDE) is confident that there is no significant oversupply of initial teacher education (ITE) graduates. Employment data in aggregate fails to illustrate variations across state lines, urban vs. regional job markets, and age level and subject area of teaching specialisation. ITE programs should make market-based adjustments [...]
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Response to Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Initial Teacher Education programs (LANTITE)

12 February, 2015
NSW Council of Deans of Education (NSWCDE) Welcomes New Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Initial Teacher Education The new test is one important aspect of NSW university-wide commitment to ensuring continuing high standards for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs NSW teacher education institutions and hundreds of students have been heavily involved in the research, development, [...]
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Postgraduate Places in Higher Education

28 August, 2013
This is a brief submission from the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education (NSWCDE) in response to the Consultation Paper on postgraduate places in the higher education system. This submission is a supplementary response to the more substantial submission tendered by the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) on behalf of the [...]
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Response to ‘Great Teaching, Inspired Learning’

31 October, 2012
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