Teaching in Focus

Fostering Learning Communities Among Teachers
2303-9280 (online)
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Teaching in Focus policy briefs use data from the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) to discuss issues relevant to teachers and teacher policies in a concise, user-friendly way.
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  N° 4   01 June 2013 Click to Access:  Fostering Learning Communities Among Teachers
According to the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), teachers across countries overwhelmingly desire more professional development. In all TALIS countries, there are low rates of co-operative professional development and collaborative teaching practice. Countries could use...
  N° 3   01 Mar 2013 Click to Access:  How Can Teacher Feedback Be Used to Improve The Classroom Disciplinary Climate?
Teachers – especially new ones – report that one of their greatest areas of need relates to improving classroom disciplinary climate. Many teachers are not provided feedback on their classroom disciplinary climate through formal or informal appraisals. Feedback on classroom disciplinary...
  N° 2   01 Sep 2012 Click to Access:  What Can Be Done to Support New Teachers?
Schools are providing support for new teachers in the form of mentoring and induction programmes, but nearly one third of new teachers report a high level of need for professional development around student discipline and behaviour problems. Contrary to what is often reported, the schools...
  N° 1   01 May 2012 Click to Access:  The Importance of Teacher Recognition
Nearly half of teachers believe that teacher appraisal and feedback are carried out mainly to fulfill administrative requirements and about 75% say that they would not receive any recognition for improving their teaching or for being more innovative. Although teachers view the appraisal of...
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