The qualifications of those offered places in Graduate Diplomas in Education at Edith Cowan University in 1994 were of high quality and similar to the qualifications of students in these courses In recent years. An account of the quality of those qualifications is presented here to assist those wishing to judge the quality of teachers. Impressions of the quality of teachers in schools are formed by people using various types of evidence. Teachers' salary scales, levels of industrial dispute, academic qualifications, socio-economic origins, children's examination results, level of juvenile criminal and anti-social behaviour, public utterances by teachers and their representatives, and teacher-bashing media campaigns by self-interested politicians and lobbyists are among the types of evidence which contribute to public perceptions of teacher quality.
Qualifications of Entrants into Graduate Diploma Courses of Education.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 19(1).