Seven reasons why people don’t want to be teachers

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Bahr, Nan and Ferreira, Jo-Anne. 2018. "Seven reasons why people don’t want to be teachers." The Conversation. 16 April 2018, pp. 1-5.
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Seven reasons why people don’t want to be teachers

Article CategoryBlog
AuthorsBahr, Nan (Author) and Ferreira, Jo-Anne (Author)
Publication TitleThe Conversation
Journal Citation16 April 2018, pp. 1-5
Number of Pages5
Year2018
Place of PublicationCarlton, Vic, Australia
Web Address (URL)https://theconversation.com/seven-reasons-people-no-longer-want-to-be-teachers-94580
Abstract

The oldest profession – teaching – is no longer attractive. The Queensland Deans of Education revealed there have been alarming drops in first preference applications for this year’s teacher preparation courses. Queensland has experienced an overall 26% drop. Most alarmingly, UQ reported a 44% plunge. QUT saw a 19% drop.

These figures reflect a national trend. ACU’s is down 20% for campuses in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. This follows disappointing interest in 2017. VTAC reported a 40% drop in 2017 compared to 2016. So why don’t people want to be teachers anymore? There are at least seven reasons people aren’t so keen.

Keywordsteaching; trends
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsSouthern Cross University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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