A FEDERAL review into teacher training has been condemned as “biased” by the NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF).
Representatives of the Federation have claimed the review would “undermine” teacher standards by making it easier to obtain a teaching degree, instead of seeking to “attract the best and brightest” educators.
NSWTF Sunraysia organiser Brett Bertalli said the federation wanted to see “tougher entry requirements and more rigorous assessment” for training teachers throughout their university studies.
“Minister Pyne wants to make it easier, not harder to get into teaching degrees (and) to get a teaching qualification, opposing moves to require graduates successfully complete a two-year, or equivalent, initial teacher education program in addition to their first degree,” Mr Bertalli said.
“Mr Pyne asserts that teacher training is the missing link for a good education but is wilfully determined to ignore the fundamental issues of equity gaps in educational achievement linked to disadvantage that the Gonski schools funding review so clearly articulated.”
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