Amanda Heffernan: Teaching Out-of-field, school management & leadership

Session 4 THEME 2 School management & leadership

What are the pressures that school leaders face when staffing schools and classrooms, with what implications for the whole school community?

How can school improvement policy coordinate approaches to identifying needs, barriers, teacher capacity building, and managing risks associated with out-of-field teaching? 

How can system-level leadership facilitate the enhancement and enrichment of out-of-field teaching at a school level?

The National Summit on Teaching Out-of-Field was held on October 21-23. The Summit consisted of a series of sessions with speakers followed by breakout rooms as roundtables to discuss questions relating to policy, data generation, school governance, initial teacher education, teacher registration and teacher professional learning. A synthesis and action planning session was held on Saturday, which will feed into a project report.

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This event is being organised and run by an organising committee of 12 from 8 universities and 3 organisations.
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