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Critical shortage of maths teachers in Tasmania needs to be addressed urgently

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.

Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham, The Examiner

For the full story please see The Examiner website.

An additional editorial can be found on The Advocate website.

Published on: 27 Feb 2018 9:54am