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Secondary principals support teacher training initiative



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SECONDARY PRINCIPALS SUPPORT TEACHER TRAINING A U S T R A L I A N INITIATIVE

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The Australian Secondary Principals Association has declared its support for the recently released report of the National Standards and Guidelines for Initial Teacher Education Project.

The Association’s Acting President, Mr Terry Woolley said that he was pleased to see that the work which teachers do is attracting such attention. “For years their work has been the subject of uninformed and destructive criticism and it’s about time their profession was placed at the status level it deserves.”

Mr Woolley said the a system of national recognition of initial training, experience and professional development with appropriate accreditation was an important first step to this end, provided teachers themselves were involved in the development and implementation of the standards and guidelines.

He said that government secondary principals were pleased that the Commonwealth Minister, Dr Kemp had supported the concepts outlined in the report and that it hoped he would provide appropriate financial and other support to allow its recommendations to be implemented.

“It’s time for we in the education community to abandon the railway gauge mentality and think nationally on matters such as this,” Mr Woolley concluded.

For further information:

Peter Martin, ASPA Executive Officer, 03 5358 1865, 03 9326 8077 Terry Woolley, ASPA Acting President, 08 8263 6244

Unit 2 13-21 Vale St

North Melbourne

Victoria 3051

Tel (03) 9326 8077

Fax (03) 9326 8147