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Rural and Remote Education Inquiry Briefing Paper

Rural and Remote

Education Inquiry Briefing Paper

Career structures, allowances

and incentives for teachers

This briefing paper

describes the factors that impact on the staffing of rural and remote

Australian schools. It outlines the staffing challenges faced by these

schools and describes some of the ways in which education departments

have responded to these challenges. A particular focus is the provision

of rural and remote teacher allowances and incentives. Since education

is a State and Territory jurisdiction, most examples given are State or

Territory specific. The following topics are explored:

  1. Introduction:

    'Resourcing the Right to Education'

  2. Rural

    and remote teacher allowances and incentives

  3. Recruitment

    of staff

  4. Composition

    of rural and remote recruits

  5. Retention

    of staff

  6. Staff

    in demand

  7. Aboriginal

    and Islander education workers

  8. Pre-service

    preparation

  9. Housing
  10. Professional

    development

  11. Travel
  12. Career

    structures

  13. References

 

Last

updated 2 December 2001.