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Entice top students into teaching: pay more, make courses higher-entry
Australian Financial Review (2014)
  • Lawrence C Ingvarson, ACER

If we are to improve student outcomes we need to invest long term, to make the teaching profession as strong and attractive as in countries such as Finland and Singapore, where salaries for teachers compare favourably with those in other professions. Another possible way to increase demand for teacher education places from high-achieving students is to limit the supply, by mandating the minimum Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank or ATAR required for entry to a teacher education program.

  • Top students,
  • High achievers,
  • ATAR scores,
  • Renumeration,
  • High quality teachers,
  • Teachers' pay
Publication Date
March 24, 2014
Citation Information
Lawrence C Ingvarson. "Entice top students into teaching: pay more, make courses higher-entry" Australian Financial Review (2014)
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