Reports and Discussion Papers

Initial Teacher Education Discussion Paper

18th August 2015

AITSL commissioned APPA to conduct a survey and write a discussion paper regarding Initial Teacher Education. Much of our current work is in the area of teacher education.

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Initial Teacher Education Areas for Action

18th August 2015

The most important factor impacting on student learning at school is the quality of teaching in the 
classroom. The calibre of person entering the teaching profession, the quality of initial teacher education 
courses, the experience gained during practicum, and the transition and induction received by the new 
graduate over his or her early years of teaching are all critical factors in achieving the best outcomes. 
Principals and school leaders have the responsibility for selecting staff, supporting beginning teachers and 
identifying mentors for pre‐service teachers.  

APPA believes principals need to be key participants in any implemented action resulting from the 
Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group’s Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report.  

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The Overcrowded Curriculum: a way forward

15 November 2014

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) believes that the development and implementation of the Australian Curriculum has led to substantial overcrowding in the curriculum for primary schools. This paper addresses three questions:
1. To what extent is the curriculum overcrowded?
2. Why did the overcrowding occur?
3. What should be done to reduce overcrowding?

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Primary Principals: Perspectives on NAPLAN Testing and Assessment

5th June 2013

APPA commissioned Canvass Strategic Opinion Research in February 2013 to conduct research with Australian primary school principals concerning various impacts of NAPLAN and to provide an indication of other assessment practices used by primary schools in Australia.

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My School Website: Report on APPA Member Views

1st April 2010

This paper outlines responses by Australian primary principals to the Australian Government’s My School website. The responses were collected through an open invitation to members of APPA and through a formal survey conducted by the NSWPPA.

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APPA Survey: Building the Education Revolution

1st October 2009

Primary principals are mostly highly supportive of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution program (BER), according to a survey conducted by the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA).

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