Melbourne-based think tank the Grattan Institute has just released a great paper on teacher effectiveness, which it argues is critical to boosting our educational outcomes and productivity:
The paper argues in favour of measures to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, including recognising and rewarding effective teachers. It notes that government efforts to reduce class sizes have not yielded improved educational outcomes. This makes sense. If you have mediocre teachers, giving them more one-on-one time with individual students isn’t going to benefit those students much.
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