Australia news live: teacher education ‘screaming out for reform’, Jason Clare says

Clare: Teacher education ‘screaming out for reform’

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What came out really clearly out of the conversation today and I got a better insight into it than I had before I went into the room, the initial teaching education is screaming out for reform. We need some reform here.

Clare said he would like Mark Scott, Sydney University vice-chancellor to head an expert panel that will look at what reforms are needed. However Clare says the terms of reference were not completed today and will be discussed collaboratively.

One of the things that Mark said to us, the way that unis work with hospitals for medical students is very different to the way that unis work with schools and education departments for teachers. And there may be some lessons for us there, where we can get better practical outcomes.

Clare also said he wanted to see government funding for universities prioritised for institutions that ensure student completion.

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This article was written by Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier) and originally published on