In April 2002, the OECD launched a major project: "Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers". It was a collaborative project, to assist governments with designing and implementing teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. The project concluded in June 2005 with the release of a publication, Teachers Matter, a comprehensive, international analysis of trends and developments in the teacher workforce in 25 countries around the world.
View the background country report on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers - Home Page
OECD Country Website - Ireland