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MEDIA ALERT – La Trobe University

 

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY – Friday 27 October, 2023

  

One of Australia’s leading experts on education, Professor Joanna Barbousas is available for commentary on World Teachers’ Day.

 

Professor Joanna Barbousas, Dean, School of Education, La Trobe University

Contact: J.Barbousas@latrobe.edu.au

(03) 9479 2190

Professor Joanna Barbousas

 

Professor Barbousas is the Dean of the School of Education at La Trobe University and Professor of Teacher Education. Her research and teaching expertise is in education policy, teacher practice and the formation of knowledge in changing times. She has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher and academic in NSW and Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Professor Barbousas:

“Teachers are needed now more than ever before, to work with young people as they navigate a complex world. We need more teachers who are knowledge rich and immerse themselves in evidence informed approaches to teaching.”

 

“The UNESCO theme for World Teachers Day 2023 is; The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage. With this theme in mind, it is timely to reflect on how we can help address the teacher shortage.”

  

“This year, La Trobe University expanded our employment-based teacher training program, Nexus, to primary schools. The program has been an extraordinary success in preparing secondary teachers for the classroom and, with teacher shortages now reaching into primary schools, we hope that Nexus will have similar success in primary schools across Victoria.” 

  

“We believe that without education, there is no future. Thank you to all teachers, including our current students, staff, and alumni, for your commitment to creating a brighter future for young people.”

 

Read more of Professor Barbousas’ recent commentary here:

https://www.smh.com.au/education/thrown-in-the-deep-end-inside-the-plan-to-fix-the-problems-with-teacher-training-20230727-p5drr0.html              

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/adapting-teacher-education-to-the-future-needs-of-australia-20220309-p5a35r.html 

 

For interviews with Professor Barbousas contact: Sue Smethurst 0418 643 520

 

 

 

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