Journal article

The seductive power of teacher standards and alternative forms of self-care

Adam Taylor

Leading & Managing | ACEL | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards) were introduced to the Australian teaching profession in January 2013. Today, a whole generation of young Australian teachers has known nothing but the Standards as the archetype of what a person must know and be able to do in order to be a teacher. The Standards have influenced the structure of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs, there is no doubt. Today, registration boards in every state and territory mark teachers’ entry to the profession against the first two levels of the four tiers within the Standards – Graduate Teacher and Proficient Teacher. The second two t..

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