ERIC Number: ED482197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Teacher Quality in Canada. SAEE Research Series.
Phillips, Susan M.
This report examines the impact of teacher quality on student achievement in Canada, analyzing current research, practices, and innovations to provide a better understanding of the complexity of teaching and effective teacher deployment. The nine chapters focus on: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Indicators of Teacher Quality" (defining teacher quality and the effect of teacher quality on student achievement); (3) "Supply of Teachers" (teacher shortage or distribution, availability of Canadian data sources of teachers in Canada, factors impacting Canada's teacher supply and demand teacher participation in the workforce, and strategies to balance teacher supply and demand); (4) "Initial Preparation of Teachers" (e.g., preservice training; determination and evaluation of program curriculum and delivery; and typical teacher education program components); (5) "Hiring and Assignment Practices" (e.g., teacher federations and collective agreements, the role of tenure, the posting and assignment process, and innovations in hiring and assignment to increase teacher quality); (6) "Professional Development" (e.g., link between professional development and teacher quality, funding for staff development, and innovative practices); (7) "Evaluation" (e.g., why teacher evaluation is important for teacher quality and peer assistance); (8) "Compensation" (why pay matters, current compensation practices, and incentives); and (9) "Policy Implications." (Contains approximately 120 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Merit Pay, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Placement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tenure
Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education, 211-1889 Springfield Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 5V5, Canada. Tel: 250-717-1163; Fax: 250-717-1134; Web site: http://www.saee.ca.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education, Kelowna (British Columbia).
Note: Contains an extensive amount of faded, illegible text.