Journal article

Current development in Australian education: A tsunami approaches

S DINHAM

Professional Educator | Australian College of Educators | Published : 2014

Abstract

Over the past few years there has been growing concern with and focus on the quality of teachers in Australia. A range of simplistic, unproven or disproved remedies has been promoted by various bodies to ‘fix’ teachers and teaching. These have included merit and bonus pay for the best performing teachers (‘carrots’) and sacking poorly performing teachers or denying them salary increments (‘sticks’)