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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.

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Sample Design

This chapter offers an overview of the international sampling plan prepared for the participants in TALIS, including the international sampling strategy and sample size. Appendix B presents the characteristics of each national sampling plan. Strategies for estimating population characteristics and their sampling error are covered in detail in Chapter 9. This chapter deals primarily with the TALIS “core survey” of ISCED Level 2 teachers.

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