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Teaching Out-of-Field in Western Australia
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
A former head of the American Federation of Teachers, Albert Shanker, once called out-of-field teaching education's "dirty little secret" (Ingersoll, 2003, p. 5). The practice of allowing or assigning teachers to teach subjects or year levels for which they do not have any formal qualifications has lead to considerable debate within the educational community. Such concerns over the possible negative impact of out-of-field teaching on students, teachers and the broader school community led thedoi:10.14221/ajte.2009v34n6.6 fatcat:d3arkvc4kjd3vpsto3w7uafnau