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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Teaching and the Teacher Labour Market: The Case for Reform
Authors: Webster, E 
Marks, G 
Wooden, M 
Publication Date: 9-Mar-2012
Keywords: Social value
Investments in human capital
Economic value
Abstract: Teaching, mentoring youth and other services associated with formative investments in human capital tend to be accepted, largely on a priori grounds, as imparting a social value over and above their economic value. While teaching is neither a highly paid nor a highly specialised profession, the common understanding among parents and pupils is that the quality of teachers, and indeed the attributes of particular teachers, matter for the way people learn, their attitudes to further study and the foundation skills they use later in life. This article does not challenge these assumptions. Instead we argue that the current labour market conventions for teachers have not encouraged some of the most sought-after graduates to enter or remain in teaching.
Keywords: Employment -- Labour force supply; Employment -- Occupations and careers
Research collection: Journal Articles
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