The government has today unveiled the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney Mark Scott will lead a review into the development of Australian teachers.
He will lead a panel of education experts tasked with analysing the way teachers are trained through the university system.
It will provide a series of recommendations on how to strengthen the performance of teachers to provide better outcomes for students in the classroom.
Education Minister Jason Clare says there are a couple of reasons for Australia’s teacher shortage.
“We’ve seen a drop in the number of people enrolling at university to become teachers,” he told Englishheadline Australia.
“It’s dropped by about 16 per cent in the past 10 years.”
Mr Clare said the number of university students completing the degree and pursuing a teaching career has also reduced.
“You’ve got a lot of experienced teachers who are feeling worn out and burnt out and are leaving the profession early.
“So this review is focused on the second of those challenges – helping to make sure that you get more students at university complete their teaching degrees.”