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ERIC Number: ED533757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2641-7421-4
Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century: Lessons from around the World
Schleicher, Andreas, Ed.
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
Results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have shown that the degree to which education systems succeed in equipping students with important foundation skills varies significantly. Since the quality of teaching is at the heart of student learning outcomes, it is an appealing idea to bring together education leaders from high performing and rapidly improving education systems to explore to what extent educational success and some of the policies related to success transcend the specific characteristics of cultures and countries. To this end, in March 2012 the second "International Summit on the Teaching Profession" was held in New York, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, the OECD and Education International. The Summit brought together education ministers, union leaders and other teacher leaders from high-performing and rapidly improving education systems, as measured by PISA, to review how to best improve the quality of teaching, teachers and school leaders. This publication underpinned the Summit with available research about what can make educational reforms effective, and highlights examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change. The Summit was organized around three interconnected themes: (1) Developing Effective School Leaders; (2) Preparing Teachers to Deliver 21st-Century Skills; and (3) Matching Teacher Demand and Supply. Selected comparative data on education from OECD sources are annexed. Individual chapters contain references and notes. (Contains 37 figures and 35 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment