If one were to ask ministers of education what they consider to be the most important factor determining the quality of their education systems, the odds are high that they would refer to the quality of the teaching work force.
Over the past 15 years, Colombia’s education system has undergone an extraordinary transformation.
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Brochure for the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018. TALIS asks teachers and schools about their working conditions and the learning environments. It covers important themes such as initial teacher education and professional development; what sort of appraisal and feedback teachers get; the school climate; school leadership; and teachers’ instructional beliefs and pedagogical practices.
Les élèves de 15 ans des pays d’Asie de l’Est sont moins nombreux à indiquer avoir recours à la mémorisation que ceux de certains pays anglophones auxquels on les compare souvent.
Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts may succeed in some school environments; but a lack of deep, critical and creative thinking may seriously penalise these students later in life when confronted with real, complex problems.
Bringing you the highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills
If the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers, then countries need to do all they can to build a high-quality teaching force.