TALIS 2008 Technical Report

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The OECD’s new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been designed to provide data and analyses on the conditions needed for effective teaching and learning in schools. As the first international survey with this focus, it seeks to fill important information gaps that have been identified at the national and international levels of education systems.

This TALIS Technical Report describes the development of the TALIS instruments and methods used in sampling, data collection, scaling and data analysis phases of the first round of the survey. It also explains the rigorous quality control programme that operated during the survey process, which included numerous partners and external experts from around the world.

The information in this report complements the first international report from TALIS, Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS (OECD, 2009) and the User Guide for the TALIS International Database.



Annex A

TALIS Consortium, Experts and Consultants

At the ISC Mr. Dirk Hastedt and Dr. Steffen Knoll acted as co-directors of TALIS. Mr. Hastedt was responsible for the overall budget, contractual agreements and consulting, while Dr. Knoll took care of the international schedules, co-ordinating the consortium and the internal budget. As study co-ordinator Ms. Friederike Westphal maintained close contact with the National Project Managers (NPMs) and co-ordinated the survey administration at the international level. Mr. Ralph Carstens acted as director of data management and was involved in the analysis of the TALIS data. As deputy data manager Ms. Alena Becker was responsible for the everyday business of data processing in co-operation with the national data managers.


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