Almost one in two women teachers in Australian schools have experienced some kind of barrier or discrimination throughout their careers, according to a recent survey administered by the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI).

The 2018 Australian Schools Gender Survey is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, and points to consistent patterns of severe bias in hiring practices, salaries and professional development plans, a boys club culture in some schools and behavioural prejudices against women leaders within the education sector.

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