The Experience of New Teachers

Results from TALIS 2008

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This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important issues facing teachers during the early stages of their careers. The effectiveness of teachers fresh to the profession is an important policy issue, especially knowing the impact that teachers have on student learning.

The OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the first and only international survey on the conditions of teaching and learning. This report uses the TALIS 2008 dataset to analyse key aspects of new teachers’ work and highlight policy implications.



Policy Implications

Based on the discussions and analyses in this report and the comparisons of the working lives of new and more experienced teachers, this chapter now summarises the findings of the report in terms of their policy implications. Four points are presented that might offer the greatest opportunities for improving schooling in countries. These include discussions of the job differentiation between new teachers and more experienced teachers, the amount and type of appraisal and feedback provided to new teachers, learnings about mentoring and induction programmes, and the support and development needed by new teachers to improve classroom management.


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