New Insights from TALIS 2013

Teaching and Learning in Primary and Upper Secondary Education

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The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asks teachers and principals who they are, where they teach and how they feel about their work. The results on lower secondary schools were published in TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning. A few countries chose to also conduct the survey in primary and/or upper secondary education. This report presents the results of these options and offers a broader view of teachers and school principals across all levels of compulsory education, and all the similarities and differences in the issues they are facing.


The work of primary education teachers

This chapter examines the work of primary school teachers in the six participating countries. It describes the feedback that primary teachers receive and the induction activities, mentoring and professional development in which they participate. The chapter also focuses on primary teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and practices, student evaluation, teacher co-operation and collaboration, and teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning. Finally, this chapter discusses primary teachers’ feelings of self-efficacy and job satisfaction.



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