Tasmania is experiencing a chronic shortage of mathematics teachers and the situation is set to worsen. Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham has spoken with the Examiner about this issue:
With the push to put on [grade] 12 in all schools, there’s no way we could cater even for the lowest level pre-tertiary course in Tasmania.
There isn’t an overall strategy and that’s what we probably need.
We need to encourage people to be thinking about maths teaching as a potential career.
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