The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has just placed on its web site a strategy paper entitled “A national strategy for mathematics in Australia” to combat the shortages of maths graduates and teachers in Australia, authored by Hyam Rubinstein (chair of the National Committee for the Mathematical Sciences). The paper has a number of specific recommendations for the federal government on this issue, in particular suggesting a number of inducements to increase the pool of available and qualified maths teachers, and to leverage AMSI’s existing expertise and resources in this area.
[Thanks to Jan Thomas for the link. See also the article “Support of Australian maths a growing imperative” at the Funneled Web.]
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