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.
State Conference 2019
State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Bronwyn Lea, UQ will present a keynote address on the value of poetry in the new curriculum landscape. Second keynote to be confirmed. As usual there will be a huge range of practical and inspirational workshops for you to ...
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