Building a High-Quality Teaching Profession

Lessons from around the World

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This report presents the best current evidence about what can make teacher-oriented reforms effective and points to examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change. Its four chapters cover recruitment and initial preparation of teachers; teacher development, support, careers and employment conditions; teacher evaluation and compensation; and teacher engagement in education reform.



The first International Summit on the Teaching Profession brought together education ministers, union leaders and other teacher leaders from highperforming and rapidly improving education systems to review how best to improve teacher quality and the quality of teaching and learning. This publication brings together evidence that underpinned the Summit considering four interconnected themes: how teachers are recruited into the profession and trained initially; how teachers are developed in service and supported; how teachers are evaluated and compensated; and how teachers are engaged in reform. It also underlines the importance of developing a positive role for teachers in educational change and how a collaborative model of educational reform can be highly effective.


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