Australian Teachers' Perceptions of Their Work in 2022 - Monash Report
Teachers have a massive impact on our lives and communities, and play a critical role in shaping our shared future. They deserve our respect, trust and to feel safe at work. Monash researchers have conducted a national study of 5,000 teachers. This builds on ongoing research from 2019 and offers insights into better ways to support and retain teachers.
The results are a wake up call for all of us. They highlight the need for personal action and systemic change.
- More respect for teachers and the profession
- Tackling teacher workload and administrative burden
- Creating safe work environments
- Including teachers’ voices in policy recommendations
Main concerns Australian teachers have about their profession
Perceptions of Australian Schooling: What matters in 2021
"There are high levels of public trust for Australian teachers, and an awareness that teachers care for the wellbeing of their students."
The authors of the report — Dr Amanda Heffernan, Dr David Bright, Dr Fiona Longmuir and Dr Bertalan Magyar — explore the findings of their nation-wide Australian study into public perceptions of the teaching profession and of schooling.
World Teachers' Day report 2020
Australians are most grateful for their teacher’s ability to inspire, encourage and be kind.
The authors of the report — Dr Kelly Ann Allen, Christine Grove, Fiona May and Nicholas Gamble — analysed public messages that were posted during the #ThankYourTeacher campaign run by Monash Education last year.
Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia Report 2019
Australian teachers feel unappreciated and at risk of burnout. Teacher workload and well-being were identified as concerns from both teachers and the public. If not addressed, these will lead to a teacher shortage in Australia.
One of the alarming findings from this study is that 71% of teachers report they don’t feel appreciated, even though 93% of Australians trust teachers to do a good job in the classroom.