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Wednesday, 20 May 1970


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   What number and percentage of (a) male and (b) female teachers (i) resigned or (ii) took leave from the Education Department in each State in the last year for which he can obtain this information.

(2)   How many (a) male and (b) female teachers were employed by the Education Department in each State in the last year for which he can obtain this information.

(3)   How many (a) male and (b) female students were being trained as teachers by (he Education Department in each State in the last year for which he can obtain this information.

(4)   Can he give separate information in respect of (a) primary and (b) secondary teachers.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   (i) The following table shows the number and percentage of total teachers who resigned from the Education Department in each State for the latest years for which information is available.

 

In the above table the numbers of resignations relate to the twelve months period shown in the second column. Varying census dates for the numbers of teachers (see footnote (a) above) affects the comparability of percentages between States. In addition the regulations of different States regarding employment of teachers differ sufficiently to affect comparisons between States. For example in the years shown above the figures for Queensland and Western Australia include permanent female teachers who were required to resign on marriage and who were in many cases re-employed on a temporary basis without a break in service, (ii) During 1967, extended leave was granted to 304 teachers in New South Wales. Information for other States is not available.

(2)   The number of full-time teachers employed by education departments in government schools in each State is shown below:

 

These figures have been taken from reports of the State education departments. Owing to differences in methods of compilation they are not precisely comparable from State to State. Casual and parttime teachers are not included. In Victoria teachers at the secondary level in technical schools and al tertiary level in technical colleges cannot be separated; they numbered 4,108 (3,245 men, 863 women) in 1.968 and have been included here as secondary. Due to different sources of information the above statistics differ slightly from those published by the Commonwealth Statistician which do not show separate details of primary and secondary teachers.

(3)   (a) (b) The following table, supplied by the Acting Commonwealth Statistician, shows details of the numbers of- Departmental teachersintraining for 1968.

 

(4)   Separate information in respect of (a) primary and (b) secondary teachers has been given wherever possible in the above answers.







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