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The overall purpose of the Activity is to provide policy makers with information and analysis to assist them in formulating and implementing teacher policies leading to quality teaching and learning at the school level.
This paper attempts to position the teaching career within the context of the changing policy paradigm of lifelong learning.
This paper provides an extensive review of the most relevant issues involved in the management of teacher demand and supply at the pre-tertiary level.
All OECD countries now face a demanding new situation for schools. They are seeking to raise standards for all students, quantitatively and qualitatively. The broad aim of "lifelong learning for all" has moved from rhetoric to necessity, implying major shifts of thinking and practice for schools
It is now widely agreed that learning is pivotal in the "knowledge societies" of today and, still more, of tomorrow. It is also widely agreed that schools have a key role to play in laying the foundations for lifelong learning for all of us.
Having developed the Schooling for Tomorrow scenarios in the previous phase, the analytical task is now to operationalise and measure them. This will allow the assessment of where each "system" stands on a cluster of measures that relate to each of the six scenarios.
The outcomes of this activity will be a new set of operational "tools". These will be of value for both for the volunteer "inner core" countries explicitly injecting forward-thinking into their school reforms through this project, and for the international community in
CERI co-operates closely with a number of "decentralised" networks - "decentralised" from the mainstream CERI projects run from Paris.
The task can be approached through three components/stages:
i) Identify and develop measures encapsulating the five scenario dimensions: