TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asks teachers and school leaders about working conditions and learning environments at their schools to help countries face diverse challenges.

Find out more about TALIS, as well as how to join TALIS 2024, from our FAQ.

2018 TALIS Results: Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals


Our Teaching and Learning International Survey covers about 260,000 teachers in 15,000 schools across 48 countries and economies.

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TALIS 2018: Insights and Interpretations

A Teachers' Guide to TALIS (Volume II) (English, French, Spanish)


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VIDEO: Are teachers valued as professionals? (English, French, Spanish)

See also TALIS 2018 Results (Volume I): Teachers and School Leaders as Lifelong Learners

Areas of work

TALIS provides analysis that helps countries identify others facing similar challenges and learn about their policies.

The Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) Study provides policy makers and practitioners with examples of effective and innovative policies to improve ITP systems.

The TALIS Video Study asks teachers and principals about teaching and learning conditions that research tells us improve teaching.

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Featured data

Motivations to become a teacher, by teachers' teaching experience

Percentage of lower secondary teachers who report that the following elements were of "moderate" or "high" importance in becoming a teacher (OECD average-31)


Source: OECD (2019), "Supporting and guiding novice teachers: Evidence from TALIS 2018", Teaching in Focus, No. 29

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How teachers learn

Read our new brochure, "How Teachers Learn: An OECD Perspective", prepared for the G7 ministerial meeting on education (4 July, 2019).

Teaching in Focus

What can schools and teachers do to boost students academically?

A deep look into teaching: Findings from the Global Teaching InSights video study

Give teachers a say: Facing the challenge of teachers’ work-related stress in the COVID-19 crisis


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