Out-of-field teaching in Australian secondary schoolsPolicy Insights
SubjectsMisassignment of teachers, Knowledge base for teaching, Teacher qualifications, Specialisation, Teacher effectiveness, Surveys, Secondary school teachers, Secondary education
AbstractThis report considers the extent to which Australian secondary school teachers are teaching subjects other than those in which they have specialised. It provides new data on the extent of out-of-field teaching overall and in a selection of subject areas, based on further analysis of the 2013 Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) survey. In addition, the report uses new questions in the SiAS 2013 survey to assess the proportion of students affected by out-of-field teaching in selected subjects.
Copyright Australian Council for Educational Research 2016
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAustralian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Citation InformationWeldon, Paul R. (2016). Out-of-field teaching in Australian secondary schools. (Policy Insights ; n.6). Melbourne : Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)