Teaching: A Profession on the Decline?

Recent figures demonstrate that teaching as a profession is dropping in attractiveness. With national interest declining, it is valuable to consider why one of the oldest professions is experiencing such a sudden drop. From standardised testing obsessions to intensifying work, research reveals that there are numerous contributing factors discouraging people from the job. Two of the experts involved in this research, Nan Bahr, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education, and Jo-Anne Ferreira, Director, Teaching and Learning, and Education at Southern Cross University, joined us on the line to discuss further.

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