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Long reads

A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during a trip to south-east Africa.

Long reads

How to stop teachers leaving the profession

Teacher attrition and retention continues to be a problem for education systems around the world. Two studies published this month in Australia and the UK shed further light on the issue.

Infographics

Infographic: Out-of-field teaching

A new ACER report looks at the extent to which secondary school teachers in Australia are teaching subjects they haven't specialised in during their studies. It includes data on the proportion of Years 7-10 teachers teaching out-of-field in 20 subject areas.

Short articles

New teachers more likely to be out-of-field

Just over one-quarter of Year 7-10 teachers in Australian schools are teaching out of field, with those at the start of their careers more likely to be teaching a subject they haven’t specialised in.

Audio

Recruiting and retaining Indigenous educators

Teacher speaks to Peter Johnson about efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators in Australian schools.

Long reads

Great teachers underpin Shanghai PISA success

How does Shanghai do it? A new report from the World Bank says great teachers are one reason the city has topped the last two rounds of international testing for 15-year-olds.

Short articles

Increasing the number of Indigenous educators

An initiative to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers should have its funding extended so that a more targeted approach can be developed in the future, according to an evaluation panel.

Video / Infographics

Infographic: Gender of school leaders

What do you think the gender mix is for school leadership roles? How did it change between 2010 and 2013? Are more women moving into school leadership positions? Find out in this video infographic.

Video / Infographics

Infographic: Gender of school staff

Has the gender balance of teaching staff in Australian schools changed over the last decade? Find out in this video infographic.

Infographics

Infographic: Universal primary education

The theme of World Teachers' Day 2015 is 'Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies'. What are some of the challenges when it comes to staff shortages? Find out in this infographic.

School community