Early childhood and schools

Teaching in Focus

 

The Teaching in Focus briefs shed new light on issues surrounding the teaching and learning environment in schools and teachers’ working conditions. As well as touching on work from different projects on teachers and teaching in the OECD’s Directorate for Education and Skills, they present data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which is the first and only international survey on the conditions of teaching and learning. TALIS fills important information gaps in the international comparisons of education systems. It offers an opportunity for teachers and school principals to give their input into education analysis and policy development in some key policy areas. Cross-country analysis from TALIS allows countries to identify other countries facing similar challenges and to learn from other policy approaches. These briefs will provide policy makers, school leaders and teachers alike with a unique perspective on the experiences of teachers in schools around the world.

 

 


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 22 - Who wants to become a teacher and why? (19 June 2018)

(available in French)

  • On average across OECD countries, 4.2% of 15-year-old students expect to work as teachers – a greater proportion than the share of teachers in the adult population.
  • In many countries, 15-year-old students who expect to work as teachers have lower mathematics and reading scores than students who expect to work in other professions that, like teaching, require at least a university degree. However, data from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills show that the numeracy skills of teachers tend to be similar to the numeracy skills of other degree holders.
  • The skills gap between students who expect a career in teaching and those who expect a career as another type of professional is often larger in low-performing versus top-performing countries.
  • Countries with higher teacher salaries (relative to GDP) and higher perceptions of the social value of the teaching profession have, on average, larger shares of students who expect to work as teachers.

Blog - Why we should care more about who our future teachers will be

by Noémie Le Donné, Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 21 - What does innovation in pedagogy look like(9 April 2018)

(available in French)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 20 - What does teaching look like? A new video study (17 January 2018)

(available in French)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 19 - How do teachers become knowledgeable and confident in classroom management? Insights from a pilot study (9 November 2017)

(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 18 - How do teachers teach: insights from teachers and students(18 September 2017)

(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 17 - Do new teachers feel prepared for teaching(9 May 2017)

(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 16 - How can professional development enhance teachers’ classroom practices(10 April 2017)

(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 15 - School leadership for developing professional learning communities (20 September 2016)

(available in French and Spanish)

      • Blog - Leaders for learning by Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director, Directorate for Education and Skills

Teaching in Focus Brief No. 14 - Teacher professionalism (12 February 2016)

(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 13 - Teaching beliefs and practice (17 September 2015)
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 12 - Teaching with technology (15 July 2015)
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 11 - Supporting new teachers (19 May 2015)
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 10 - Embedding professional development in schools for teacher success
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 9 - Improving School Climate and Students' Opportunities to Learn
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 8What TALIS reveals about teachers across education levels 
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 7 - School improvement through strong leadership
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 6 - Unlocking the potential of teacher feedback
(available in French and in Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 5 - What helps teachers feel valued and satisfied with their jobs?
(available in French and in Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 4 - Fostering learning communities among teachers 
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 3 - How can teacher feedback be used to improve the classroom disciplinary climate? 
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 2 - What can be done to support new teachers?
(available in French and Spanish)


Teaching in Focus Brief No. 1 - Are teachers getting the recognition they deserve? 
(available in French and in Spanish)

 

 

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