The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) will form a coalition later this year in response to the Australian Senate failing to address the under-resourcing of educational needs of students with disabilities.
It is a nonsense that professions like medicine, law, nursing and engineers have their own professional body but teachers remain the playthings of government policy.
Spending a further two years in study at university, predominantly in theoretical or ‘research’ work is not what teacher education needs, according to Federal Secretary Chris Watt.
Increasing teacher training to a six year qualification has the odour of filling university seats rather than what’s best for the profession.
WE SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) today launches their Students with Disability campaign which will see IEU members sign and send a postcard to their senate representative, demanding that the Abbott Government direct additional federal budget funding to the education of children with disabilities.
Federal Secretary Chris Watt recently discussed the effect of Federal Budget cuts on students with disability on Melbourne's community radio station 3CR. The full podcast is available here.
The Indepdent Education Union of Australia, together with the Commonwealth Teacher's Group, calls on Education International to encourage affiliates to take swift action advocating for the safe return of the 234 school girls abducted from the Nigerian Government College in Chibok, on 14th April.
Echoing sentiments put forward by the CTG, the IEUA calls for the threat of danger to those in education in Nigeria, and in other vulnerable countries, to stop. Schools must be safe against terrorism and the fear of violence from extremist militants.
A recent statement from the CTG can be found by clicking here.