AEU research

The AEU conducts regular surveys and research into the views and professional experiences of its members both in Victoria and federally.

These include an annual State of Our Schools survey of AEU Victorian principal class members - one of the most comprehensive surveys of school leaders conducted in the state - and regular surveys of new teachers and members working in the early childhood education and TAFE systems.

Results from the most recent studies are posted here. Academics and others who wish to access earlier results for longitudinal research purposes should contact the AEU research unit at melbourne@aeuvic.asn.au.

Stress and burnout key safety concerns for AEU members, new study shows
Stress and burnout key safety concerns for AEU members, new study shows
A study of 5,000 AEU members working in schools, TAFEs, early childhood and other education services found high levels of work-related stress. more...

Teachers need extra resources to cope with rising workloads
Teachers need extra resources to cope with rising workloads
New federal research shows teachers need extra resources to cope with rising workloads, with stress and overwork the main reasons teachers consider leaving the profession. more...

School principals under greater pressure than ever
School principals under greater pressure than ever
AEU Victoria's 2014 State of our Schools survey reveals that Victorian public school principals are dealing with peak levels of stress and workload. more...

More teachers than ever on contract
More teachers than ever on contract
The AEU's 2014 survey of new teachers reveals that two-thirds of Victorian government school teachers in the first five years of their career are on short-term contracts and only half see themselves teaching for more than a decade. more...

Class size: the research (updated)
Briefing paper, July 2014: Conservatives repeatedly argue that class size is not an important factor in raising student achievent, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary. This AEU briefing paper summarises the existing research. (PDF) more...

Performance pay: the research
Briefing paper, July 2012: Payment by results for teachers remains a perennial goal for conservative governments despite a wealth of evidence that shows that such incentives do not raise student achievement and can even undermine it. This AEU briefing paper summarises the existing research. (PDF) more...


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