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Pages with topic "Professional Issues"

30 Jul 2019 : Members want answers on NCCD and audit process

Our union is demanding answers from the Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the multinational financial management firm auditing the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD).

18 Jun 2019 : NCCD: Data gathering should be fully resourced

The identification, collection and moderation of data for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) should not be permitted to result in increased workloads for an already burdened teaching staff, as IEUA-QNT A…

3 May 2019 : Experts question NAPLAN data while teaching profession review reveals little

When NAPLAN reached its 10 year anniversary in 2018, researchers at Griffith University sought to investigate its purpose, function and value.

14 Mar 2019 : Universities refuse to talk prac payments despite 27 year freeze

Practicum payments to supervising teachers have not been increased in over twenty years and the current rates fail to provide any acknowledgement of the work supervising teachers undertake to support practicum students – in addition to their existing work…

2 Aug 2018 : Universities refuse to discuss practicum payments

Queensland universities are refusing to negotiate on practicum payments to supervising teachers, which have not increased for more than 25 years.

24 Jul 2018 : Reclaim your time: what are your hours of duty?

With demands on teachers ever increasing, knowing your hours of duty is the first step to having the grounds to say no when being directed to do more.

20 Jul 2018 : Do you have time to give feedback on student drafts?

Where does a teacher draw the line when it comes to giving feedback on student drafts?

7 Jun 2018 : Negative effects on student streaming

Study shows little evidence grouping students by ability works in schools

4 May 2018 : Employer attempts to change holiday timing without consultation

A Northern Territory school attempted to alter staff holiday leave with just three days’ notice and without any staff consultation.

5 Apr 2018 : Negotiating enhancements to the teacher classification process

IEUA-QNT Research Officer Adele Schmidt discusses our union’s pivotal role in shaping the teacher classification process in non-government schools.

6 Mar 2018 : The education practice feeding suspensions and teacher burnout

In a recent paper, Dr David Armstrong from Flinders University said that there is little evidence behaviour management works as intended.

6 Mar 2018 : NDIS rollout: many more students, marginally more money

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – to be completed in 2019 – will mark a fundamental change in the way schools receive funding to support the inclusion of students with additional needs.

6 Mar 2018 : Registration review must uphold the professionalism of teachers

The key element in the terms of reference of the National Review of Teacher Registration is to consider how the elements of the current national registration framework operate, including implementation, consistency, best practice, challenges and barriers.

20 Feb 2018 : Australia must play its role in sustainable development

Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all following the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

17 Jan 2018 : It’s time to reclaim the profession

Potential workload burden of more national testing highlights the need to reclaim the profession.

13 Jun 2017 : Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in schools

With NAIDOC Week approaching, teachers have the opportunity to reflect on what more can be done to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – particularly in regard to the preservation of languages – in line with this year’s NAIDOC Week them…

13 Jun 2017 : Rising equity concerns over NAPLAN

NAPLAN must be inclusive of all students including those with a disability and those from diverse linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.