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Shortage of STEM teachers

Discussion in 'Australia - Staffroom' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    A shortage of maths and science teachers has contributed to Australia’s poor performance in international tests and a fall in students studying the subjects at a higher level:

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw...ges-in-maths-and-science-20180617-p4zm0k.html

    Why do you think there is a shortage of STEM teachers? Do you think the extra funding promised by the Australian government will help address the problem? What do you think would help with the recruitment and retention of STEM teachers?
     
  2. Michelle_Anders

    Michelle_Anders New commenter

    Hi there,

    From what I know, there is no shortage of STEM teachers in Sydney. I know of new Maths teachers struggling to find a full-time or ongoing job in their field. Increasing the salary for teachers might be a good starting point.
     
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