In discussing the national curriculum, Professor Greg Craven suggests that there is a tendency for many teachers to be, as he colourfully puts it, “a little more pink than powder blue” (“National curriculum a victim of crimes of omission” 22/1).
While he doesn’t cite any actual evidence, he is probably correct. After all, teaching involves helping others and being concerned with the good of society as a whole rather than just one’s self. And, of course, teachers are never going to make significant amounts of money.
Those with strong right wing views, which include a focus on the individual, are much more likely to be found pursuing personal gain in better paid occupations.
Early Career Conference 2021
The Early Career Conference in 2021 will be held on 23 October at Wynnum State High School, WYNNUM. The program has been updated to reflect a change in workshop offerings in workshop sessions 2 and 5. Registrations are now open until Saturday 16 October. As networking is an integral part of this day, it is envisaged that it will...
Essential English: Community of Practice 2021
Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...
Grammar PD term 4
To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College. The flyer gives further details. Registration will close on 14 November. ...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All