ACSSO-APC National Teacher Professional Standards Pilot 2011  

The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) and Australian Parents Council (APC) and  in late 2011 jointly conducted for the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) a pilot of two standards from the NationalProfessional Standards for Teachers:

  • 3.7 Engage parents / carers in the educative process
  • 7.3 Engage with the parents / carers. 

APC and ACSSO have for a number of years worked collaboratively to promote the role of parents as the primary educators of their children and the importance of parents and teachers working in positive partnership to maximise the schooling outcomes and personal and social development of young Australians.The primary research question for the pilot project was 'What are the common practices of teachers and school leaders at each career stage that lead to effective parental engagement to support student learning?

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