Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008

The SIAS project, undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research in collaboration with the Australian College of Educators, gathered information from over 13,000 secondary and primary school teachers and leaders across the country. It aimed to address key gaps in the data available to characterise the teaching profession to support workforce planning. The project also involved extensive consultations with key stakeholder groups on data needs and processes to support long-term workforce planning. The study was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (previously Education, Science and Training). It was supported by an Advisory Committee that included representatives from government and non-government education authorities and professional associations. The project's findings and recommendations are presented in two components that were published on 15 January 2008: Staff in Australia’s Schools 2007 by Phillip McKenzie, Julie Kos, Maurice Walker & Jennifer Hong (PDF: 947 KB) Teacher Workforce Data and Planning Processes in Australia by Susanne Owen, Julie Kos & Phillip McKenzie (PDF: 479 KB) (http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/publications_resources/profiles/documents/sias2007_teacher_pdf.htm)