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Pages with topic "Professional Issues"

2 Sep 2019 : Teacher-targeted bullying – university study needs member input

In April 2019, researchers from La Trobe University published Teacher Targeted Bullying and Harassment by Students and Parents which analysed teachers’ experiences of feeling bullied and victimised while working in Australian public and independent school…
/news/archive/2019/september/teacher-targeted-bullying-university-study-needs-member-input

2 Sep 2019 : Study reinforces significance of smaller kindy class sizes

A recent study titled “Relating preschool class size to classroom quality and student achievement” has found that smaller classes resulted in more one-to-one interactions between teachers and students and improved student literacy skills.
/news/archive/2019/september/study-reinforces-significance-of-smaller-kindy-class-sizes

2 Sep 2019 : Funding changes leave kindys worse-off

A recent change in the funding model of what was previously known as Disability Inclusion Support for Queensland Kindergartens (DISQK), now known as the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Scheme (KISS) has reportedly led to lesser funds being available to ass…
/news/archive/2019/september/funding-changes-leave-kindy-s-worse-off

2 Sep 2019 : Professional collaboration critical to new QCAA process

The new QCE system sets a new approach to senior assessment, combining school-based and external assessment.
/news/archive/2019/september/qcaa-endorsement-process-adding-to-workload-pressures

2 Sep 2019 : Members still in the dark about NCCD audits

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).
/news/archive/2019/september/members-still-in-the-dark-about-nccd-audits

27 Aug 2019 : ‘Master Teacher’ proposal seriously flawed

A proposal from the Grattan Institute to create special roles for 'high achieving' teachers is significantly flawed.
/news/archive/2019/august/master-teacher-proposal-seriously-flawed

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).
/news/archive/2019/july/members-want-answers-on-nccd-and-audit-process

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…
/news/archive/2019/june/nccd-data-gathering-should-be-fully-resourced

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.
/news/archive/2019/may/experts-question-naplan-data-while-teaching-profession-review-re

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…
/news/archive/2019/march/universities-refuse-to-talk-prac-payments-despite-27-year-freeze

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.
/news/archive/2018/august/universities-refuse-to-discuss-practicum-payments

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.
/news/archive/2018/july/reclaim-your-time-what-are-your-hours-of-duty

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?
/news/archive/2018/july/do-you-have-time-to-give-feedback-on-student-drafts1

7 Jun 2018 : Negative effects on student streaming

Study shows little evidence grouping students by ability works in schools
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-14/negative-effects-on-student-streaming

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.
/news/archive/2018/may/employer-attempts-to-change-holiday-timing-without-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.
/news/archive/2018/april/negotiating-enhancements-to-the-teacher-classification-process

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.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-13/the-education-practice-feeding-suspensions-and-teacher-burnout

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