The Independent Education Union of Australia believes that the structured and resourced induction of those new to the teaching profession is integral to the quality assurance processes in any school and system.A more structured approach to a beginning teacher's experience can be achieved by a better combination of time release and effective mentoring. In "best practice" models, induction roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and formally linked to professional development and collaborative skill review. IEU Policy on Induction for Early Career Teachers
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The Independent Education Union of Australia believes that the structured and resourced induction of those new to the teaching profession is integral to the quality assurance processes in any school and system. A more structured approach to a beginning teacher’s experience can be achieved by a better combination of time release and effective mentoring. In “best practice” models, induction roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and formally linked to professional development and collaborative skill review. IEU Policy on Induction for Early Career Teachers
November 2018 will mark 10 years since Australian governments committed to specific targets for reducing inequalities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy, mortality, education and employment As the 10th anniversary of Closing the Gap approaches, only three of the seven national targets is on track and four will expire in 2018. It is time to do better. It is time for a different approach. IEU Speaks on Closing the Gap 2018
IEU calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate action and provide access to food, water, electricity and medical supplies to those men remaining within the detention centre located on Manus Island. IEU Federal Executive Action The IEU Federal Executive has endorsed the following resolution and urges all IEU members to call upon Australian politicians to take responsibility for these vulnerable human beings by providing immediate access to the water, food and electricity, medical supplies and protection and safety. The IEU Federal Executive; Expresses grave concern at the current situation in Manus Island detention centre where the remaining 600 refugees and [...]
CHANGE THE RULES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY The rules do not work for working women. Women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce, yet women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men and accumulate less superannuation savings. 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 IS EQUAL PAY DAY.This day represents the number of extra days women have to work after the financial year in order to earn the same amount that men earn in twelve months. On this day, IEU members join with members from other ACTU unions to demand action to change [...]
The Australian Government has proposed a postal survey on the question of Marriage Equality. It is disappointing that the Federal Government has abrogated its responsibility as the nation’s law-makers to deal with this issue in a professional and sensitive manner consistent with their elected role. The IEU believes that the Federal Government should have provided an opportunity for all members of parliament to debate an appropriate Bill and exercise a conscience vote. As a consequence of the Federal Government’s failure to act, IEU members are concerned about the potential divisiveness that this survey-process could cause in schools and in [...]
Family And Domestic violence is more than just statistics. It is about the lives of women and children. We know the statistics about domestic and family violence. We read them each day in our newspapers, see the figures on social media, and listen to the stories on current affairs. But family and domestic violence is more than just statistics. It is about people. It is about the immediate and future safety of women and children. It is much easier to survive and escape violence if you have money. Women who are working are more able to survive a violent [...]