Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia 2019
The 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.
Teachers have a massive impact on our lives and communities, yet don’t always feel appreciated. To celebrate and acknowledge the work of teachers, Monash Education partnered with Cathy Freeman and her teacher Bessie Baldry.
Celebrating the teaching profession
As part of our #ThankYourTeacher campaign, we invited people to visit our interactive displays on Clayton campus and Federation Square in Melbourne, have their photo taken and share it on social media with a message of thanks to their special teacher.
The campaign coincided with World Teacher’s Day in Australia and the launch of the Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia report.