This paper is a summary of work undertaken by the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Quality of Teaching (MACQT) Working Party on the Standing of Teachers and Teaching. It is based on four papers prepared by the Working Party: * The Image of Teachers and Teaching * Meeting *The Challenges of Change * Schools and their Community * Teacher Educators and Teacher Education. The purpose of this document is to highlight the key issues arising from those papers and to outline possible strategies that could be implemented to improve the standing of teachers and teaching. The attachment to the paper sets out a framework of responsibility and action. At this stage, it has not been possible to establish priorities for action. This is an aspect still to be addressed.
Inaugural Conference of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Quality of Teaching (MACQT). (Sydney 1997 )