Australian Journal of Teacher Education
On the face of it planning the supply of teachers for Australian schools by estimating the supply of, and demand for, primary and secondary teachers in Government and non-Government schools seems eminently rational. With inflation curbing public spending, with political support for public spending on education eroding, with a consequent tightening of educational budgets, and a new austerity demanding that there be no surpluses - that nothmg more be produced than what is required for the purposes in hand - what more needs to be said? If educational plannmg is ratonal, and, in particular, if it is rational that forecasts of future long-run equilibria in teacher demand and supply should provide a basis for planning teachers for Australian schools, then rational people must endorse such an approach. To dissent would be irrational. Or would it?
"Teacher Education Needs Teachers : But Can the Supply be Planned?,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol9/iss2/3