Presentation Details

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Creating a Professional Development Culture: Managing Generational Change in the Victorian Education System

Rex Pirie.

Provision of resources and availability of quality professional development is inadequate to meet the needs of the changing teaching profession. School communities and governments are more demanding of results and teachers' accountability for them. The teaching profession is undergoing generational change as the profession is renewed. New teachers are more professionally mobile and more demanding of support and success.
In this environment schools and their administrations need to be able to provide creative, flexible, needs- based in-service professional development to ensure that good teachers are trained, retained and that students benefit from their work in a vibrant and professional learning culture.


Rex Pirie  (Australia)
Assistant Principal
Wangaratta High School
Victoria Department of Education and Training

I have taught in the Victorian education system for 18 years and have been Assistant Principal for the last 5 years. My responsibilities include the recruitment, induction, mentoring and professional development of our teaching staff.

  • Professional Development
  • Generational Change
  • Professional Learning Teams
  • Professional Learning Centre

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)