Herald Sun Education Reporter, Suzan Delibasic, has reported on new data by the Australian Education Union revealing more than two in five Victorian principals say maths and sciences classes are not taught by teachers qualified to teach the subject.

The article features commentary by AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, who said the lack of supply of maths teachers in Australia was a “significant challenge”.

“All the states and territories and the federal government really need to work together to encourage more graduates into the teaching profession to teach mathematics,” Prof Marchant said.

“The percentage of out-of-field teachers is much higher in Australia than other countries and that is a challenge as well in where we need to support the teaching profession to build up their qualifications to teach mathematics.”

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