Australia’s global education rankings have been in steady decline since 2006 and the most recent NAPLAN report had the federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, declaring that educators and policymakers needed to “leave the politicking at the door” and work together to lift student achievement.
According to a recent government report, nearly one-third of teachers who began teaching in state schools in 2010 didn’t make it to 2015 before quitting. Even more alarmingly, 13 per cent of those who handed in their resignation did so within the first year.
Technology is a larger component of our everyday lives than it ever has been, and it’s only getting bigger. While so many industries are embracing and incorporating new advancements, one area that had been previously left behind, in Australia anyway, is education.