Enrolments in teacher programmes have exploded but universities are still only producing about half the teachers needed every year, research shows.
More people are training to be teachers but getting them into classrooms is fraught with problems.
The number of teachers graduating is no longer of concern, but their ability leaves much to be desired.
They are the lifeblood of the education system, and supporting them will make all the difference.
A good education rests on the relationship between knowledge, teaching and learning.
Despite policy, too few schools have formal mentoring programmes for staff.
Teacher education is getting better, but it will be a while before this becomes evident.
Don’t dismiss criticism of ‘maths myths’ – the ability to learn trumps good exam results.
But only with far better models of school management and teacher support.
Varsities are rethinking how to produce clued-up professionals ready for the classroom.
Teachers in the province have been giving lessons despite having forged qualifications, a long-term investigation has found.
Teachers are essentially selling knowledge to learners.