Publication Date



Submission to the Senate Inquiry on Teaching and Learning (maximising our investment in Australian schools) by Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), October 2012.


International research identifies several steps that governments can take to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, and thus levels of student achievement and wellbeing, in primary and secondary schools. The steps are:

1. Restrict and raise the quality of student intakes to teacher education

2. Set and confirm the achievement of minimum standards for registration

3. Recognise and reward the development of specialist knowledge and skill