Teaching a subject or year level without the necessary qualifications is often called “teaching across specialisations” or “teaching out-of-field”. This practice is gaining the attention of researchers and policy makers worldwide because of the evidence showing that teacher quality is a major determinant of student success.

Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective

Teaching a subject or year level without the necessary qualifications is often called “teaching across specialisations” or “teaching out-of-field”. This practice is gaining the attention of researchers and policy makers worldwide because of the evidence showing that teacher quality is a major determinant of student success.

This website is the work of a collective of researchers from across the world interested in this issue of teaching out-of-field. The purpose of the website is to inform researchers, schools, teacher educators, parents, and policy makers of the issues relating to out-of-field teaching.The website collates research and activities responding to teaching out-of-field, and draws on the work of different research programs, professional learning activities, reaccreditation programs, and policy-related issues.

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