This report from the Grattan Institute, released on Sunday, recommends two new roles for teachers, with increased pay. Based on results from a survey of 700 teachers and principals, authors Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann, have proposed a new structure for teachers, which they claim will “transform Australian schools and boost student learning by 18 months by the time they turn 15”.
Master Teachers (1% of the teaching workforce) would have no formal classroom load but would be the overall pedagogical leaders in their subjects, working across a network of schools in their region. They would help identify teacher needs and coordinate training.
Instructional Specialists (limited to 8% of the workforce), would split their time between classroom teaching and instructional leadership. Instructional Specialists would work in their own schools to support and guide other teachers.
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