by J. Alan McIsaac (Vice-Chair, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Minister, Education and Early Childhood Development, Prince Edward Island)
An analysis of PISA data reveals how student performance is affected by such “intangibles” as behaviour in and outside of school, and self-confidence, and how, in turn, students’ behaviour and confidence can be influenced by parents’ and teachers’ attitudes and expectations.
Some 37% of students in the Netherlands reported that they often worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them. In Argentina, 80% of students reported the same worry.
Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries. The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.
The International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2015 will be held in Banff, Alberta, on March 29–30, 2015, and will bring together education ministers and leaders of teachers’ unions and associations from a number of high-performing and rapidly improving education systems, according to results from OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), to discuss education policy and practice and the teaching profession.
If there’s one word that encapsulates the desires and aspirations of education stakeholders around the world, it is improvement.
Almost one in three teachers across countries participating in the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) reports having more than 10% of potentially disruptive students with behaviour problems in their classes. Teachers with more than one in ten students with behaviour problems spend almost twice as much time keeping order in the classroom than their peers with less than 10% of such students in their class.
Teachers can certainly face challenges in the classroom. In TALIS participating countries and economies, almost one in three teachers report having more than 10% of students with behavioural problems in their classes.
TALIS, Enquête internationale sur l'enseignement et l'apprentissage, enseignants, enseignement, enquête, chefs d'établissement, résultats, rapport principal, écoles, l'enseignement à la loupe, classe, questionnaires, données
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This report depicts key policies, processes and factors related to the management of resources and their use in the Slovak pre-primary, primary and secondary education system.