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Australia Maths Teacher Crisis

Maths Teacher Crisis

Call to tackle crisis in maths. THE shortage of qualified maths teachers must be tackled more directly by training those being forced to teach out of their field.

The call came from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute said yesterday.

AMSI director Geoff Prince said government measures to boost the supply of mathematics teachers were not working.

Rather than trying to attract qualified professionals into teaching, he said, the immediate priority must to be on training the under-qualified teachers being forced to carry the maths load at Years 7-10.

Professor Prince said governments should fund short courses for teachers to upskill.

Surely this is similar to call for training unemployed etc. to fill skills shortages versus using skilled immigrants? Issues is that many prospectives are not interested, nor are they being advised well at high school previously by counsellors and family?

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