Education advisor & manager

Education Advisers and Reviewers take a policy-oriented approach to education. While they are not actually hands-on in the classroom, as a teacher would be, they are involved in educational research and in developing curriculum. They also publish findings on various aspects of educational culture and policy.

Duties and tasks

  • Coordinating educational programs and providing advice
  • Observing teachers in classrooms in order to determine areas of needed improvement
  • Publishing findings and working with administrators and governmental officials to incorporate suggestions into educational systems
  • Researching trends in education and offering ways to improve schools, districts, and educational systems
  • Training teachers in new educational methods
  • Working with teachers and educational administrators to determine areas of research focus

Skills required

  • Ability to think through implications of any given action
  • Active listening skills
  • Extraordinary research capacity and know-how
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong reading comprehension abilities

Working conditions

Education Advisers and Reviewers may work in schools, universities, or other educational facilities. They can also be found in policy institutes and in government.

Professional associations / Industry information

Education Consultants Association Australia 

Queensland Studies Authority 

Victorian Institute of Teaching 

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