The new Monash report — Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia 2019 (pdf) — has found Australian teachers feel unappreciated and at risk of burnout.
The study used two surveys to compile data: 1) one of Australia’s largest surveys of teachers and 2) a survey of a nationally-representative sample of the public.
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.