CSF staff have been energetically promoting the Hub model to the Federal House of Representatives STANDING COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING STATUS OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
“The political response to our innovative model has been very exciting”, said Dr David Hastie, Associate Dean of Education, “Policy makers are keen to find more effective ways to train teachers, and the school cluster autonomous, clinical practice model in annual cohorts, has definitely captured the imaginations of many elected members on both sides of the house, and in between”. Nick Jensen, Alphacrucis Political Liaison, former director of The Lachlan Macquarie Institute, has been amazed at the reception: “there is a rare naturalness to the way policy makers are receptive to the Hub Model. We always thought it an elegant solution to a multi-faceted entrenched problem, but it’s been interesting to discover that many others are thinking likewise.”
“The Hub model allows schools to choose who enters initial teacher training, rather than just waiting to see who comes out of the other side of a tertiary training process and trying their luck in a cold – call job application,” reflected Alphacrucis Dean of Education, Professor Mark Hutchinson. “ by embedding them in schools through a clinical training model, school clusters are getting what they see, and who they train.”
The Alphacrucis submission to the Federal Inquiry (no. 50) can be found here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Employment_Education_and_Training/TeachingProfession/Submissions
Public hearings for the inquiry start in early March.
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