Australia has been facing the considerable difficulty of how schools will retain good teachers, especially early career ones.
Statistics show that nearly fifty percent (50%) of teachers, usually abscond their careers after five (5) years of graduating. As a result, it has emerged to be a critical issue that has necessitated amicable solutions.
Quitting of early career teachers
The process of early career teachers has proven to be a misuse of public funds because inefficiency becomes inevitable. Expressly, educational funding usually emerges from school facilities and resources that are pivotal in replacement and recruitment purposes.
Schools have become disadvantaged by how they lose the expertise of early career teachers. Moreover, these teachers usually emerge as outstanding graduates who have incredible energy in undertaking their careers.
Students learning is usually distorted whenever the absence of early career teachers leaves a void. Explicitly, building new student-teacher relationships is time-consuming.
Early career teachers are also disadvantaged
It has proven that the decision by early career teachers to leave their profession is associated with high costs, such as geographic dislocation, economic, emotional, and social ones. This is instigated by the actuality that their career aspirations are considerably damaged.
Australia is a victim of this trend, and this is founded on the early career teachers’ supply predicament. For instance, a lesser number is finding this profession viable. Moreover, the shortage of teachers is reigning supreme in subjects, such as science and mathematics.
The recruitment process has also proven to be cumbersome, especially in remote and rural areas. A similar trend is being witnessed in communities experiencing considerable economic and social challenges.
Similarly, Japan has been gripping on a shortage of English teachers. As a result, the 2020 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program recently announced the beginning of the application process for Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) in Japan.
On the other hand, there have been suggestions that blended learning can be instrumental in stopping teacher shortages.