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Specialised VET teacher degree gives educators’ practice an edge


Downing, JJ, Specialised VET teacher degree gives educators' practice an edge, The Australian, News Corp Australia, Sydney, Australia, 13 September 2017, pp. 30-31. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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Amid a long-running debate over the need to lift teacher qualification levels in the vocational education and training sector, a new study has provided fresh evidence that the higher the qualification level of a VET teacher, the better they are in the classroom. With the minimum requirement to teach in the VET sector a certificate IV, just 40 per cent of the sector’s 80,000-teacher workforce has a degree, often in their own industry area.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Vocational Education and Training, higher education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Downing, JJ (Dr Jillian Downing)
ID Code:121270
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-09-20
Last Modified:2017-09-26

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