OECD Reviews of School Resources: Uruguay 2016

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The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment; and other resources, such as learning time.

This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and the education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.



The teaching workforce in Uruguay

This chapter is about policies to improve the effectiveness of the teaching workforce. It deals with teacher preparation, recruitment, career development and use of time. Furthermore, it discusses how teachers are incentivised to perform at a high level. The chapter places particular emphasis on areas of priority for Uruguay such as the unavailability of a competency framework for the teaching profession, the inequitable distribution of teachers across schools, the shortcomings in initial teacher education and the concerns over teacher quality. The chapter also reviews approaches to the selection of teachers and their deployment to schools, the structure of teacher compensation, teacher appraisal processes and the organisation of professional development.


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