Social Research Centre

Graduate Teacher Survey

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Research Areas

Education +
Knowledge

Project Status

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Intention
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Invitation
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Involvement
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Insights
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Impact

The Excellence in Teacher Education reforms in Victoria aim to improve the quality of initial teacher education (ITE), improve the support and development for early career teachers and improve the status of the teaching profession.  

This research project obtained feedback from recent entrants to the profession regarding: their experience of ITE; the extent to which it prepared them for teaching; and the support they have received since joining the profession. It also explored feedback from school leaders and teacher mentors. The 2022 Graduate Teacher Survey builds on previous research undertaken in 2017 and 2019.  

Partner

Victorian Department of Education

Aims + Outcomes

The aims of the research were to: 

  • collect quantitative and qualitative evidence on the quality, experience and perceptions of initial teacher education  
  • inform policy and continuous improvement in initial teacher education. 

This research has provided the Department with a better understanding of the current situation in schools and tertiary institutions across Victoria and has helped to identify areas to improve the quality of preparatory activities and support graduate teachers prior to, and upon entering the workforce. 

Methods

The projects utilised a mixed methods approach with the survey program consisting of a collection of three online surveys – Graduate Teachers (301), Mentors (142) and School Leaders (187) – followed by qualitative in-depth interviews and focus groups with 26 graduate teachers, 20 teacher mentors and 6 school leaders who had completed the survey.  

Insight

25%

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20%

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1 in 10

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Impact

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Reports

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Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Have you been contacted about participating in this study?

Who participates?

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What are the benefits?

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How does it work?

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How do we ensure privacy is protected?

Testing 2. The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. All personal contact information such as name, email and phone number is removed from the final data. Your responses will be de-identified, held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to other organisations for marketing or research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy.

FAQs

How will the information be used?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

How long will the survey take to complete?

Our staff may have contacted you as part of a research survey. We are a social research company, exempt from the Australian Do Not Call Register, meaning we may call telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register to conduct opinion polling and standard questionnaire-based research. We are not telemarketers, we are not selling a product and we do not provide your name or contact information to any other parties. 

 

The phone numbers we dial are either:

  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

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Resources

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Get in touch

Contact

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If you would like to speak to a member of the research team, you can call the Ministry of Health hotline on 1800 620 277. The hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to speak to somebody. At other times, leave a message and someone will call back.