Australian state seeks to improve the quality of teachers

03/6/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

A set of reforms released this week in New South Wales, Australia, establish minimum standards for students to be admitted into teacher-education programmes. The standards call for teacher trainees to score at least 80% in three subjects and pass a literacy and maths test. The state also will launch a review of teacher-education programmes to assess their quality.

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