teacher attitudes, Educational policy, Youth, Teaching profession, Student perceptions, Play, Secondary school teachers, Teacher role, Surveys, Policy analysis, Australia
The inaugural ASG-ACE Teachers Report Card, a joint initiative between ASG and the Australian College of Educators (ACE) surveyed teachers on a range of issues including testing, curriculum, stress, wellbeing, support, engagement, satisfaction, technology and opportunity at schools. The report confirmed teachers are passionate about their job, with 96 per cent of respondents saying they find teaching rewarding, and 91 per cent of teachers either 'very satisfied' or 'satisfied' with their profession. Nine out of 10 teachers reported a sense of pride about their profession and speak positively about their jobs to their friends and family. This is not surprising as teaching is widely acknowledged as a profession that is driven by passion. The survey also discovered that teachers who have been in the profession for more than two decades are more satisfied (93 per cent) in their job compared to teachers who have been teaching for less than 20 years (85 per cent).
Australian College of Educators, "Teachers report card: Teachers' perceptions of education and their profession" (2017).
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Australian College of Educators