News Passion of would-be teachers put to the test

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    Passion of would-be teachers put to the test
    By chief political correspondent Emma Griffiths, staff
    Updated Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18pm AEDT
    Prospective teachers will have to prove their passion for the job, as well as pass new literacy and numeracy tests, before winning a place in university.

    The new teacher training guidelines were announced by the Federal Government today and will be phased in over the next few years.

    They include a literacy and numeracy test to ensure would-be teachers are in the top 30 per cent in Australia before they can graduate.

    The guidelines also aim to establish a national approach to the timing and objectives of 'prac' - or practical - teaching elements of a course.

    Minister for Tertiary Education Chris Bowen says a person's passion and emotional intelligence will also count.
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    There has been a lot of talk at the moment about the requirements of would-be teachers entering universities. What do you think about the points raised in this show or about the issues being discussed?

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