Outback WA schools hit by teacher shortage
A Notre Dame University expert has said Catholic and state schools in remote regions of Western Australia are facing a crippling shortage of teachers.
Education lecturer Keith McNaught said many private schools there are getting no takers for teaching jobs, despite advertising nationwide.
Dr McNaught told a rural education conference in Perth last week the price of rental accommodation in country towns had seen some of last year’s graduates turn down teaching jobs.
He said: "Independent and Catholic schools in many towns do not provide accommodation, or a housing subsidy, or location allowances, and the quality of country rentals can be poor and yet expensive."
Private schools feel staff pinch (The West Australian, 5/9/07)
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6 Sep 2007