Classroom technology and digital trends - Education Matters Magazine

The technology to help teachers teach

Acer future learning

Teachers are leaving the industry in droves as administrative pressures and adhering to current curriculums that require students to complete standardised tests make their workload unsustainable. 40% of early career teachers are now leaving the profession within the first year of their career – which is triple the number recorded in the six years prior – due to feeling overworked.

A study by the University of Melbourne in 2011 found that out of over 5,000 teachers surveyed, less than one-third believed their workload was manageable, and close to 50% of mid-to-late career teachers claimed workload was a source of considerable personal stress.

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