TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey
Mending the Education Divide
Getting Strong Teachers to the Schools That Need Them Most
Teachers can shape their students' educational careers. Research shows that children
taught by different teachers often experience very different educational outcomes.
This begs the questions: how are teachers assigned to schools in different countries?
And to what extent do students from different backgrounds have access to good teachers?
Building on literature identifying the characteristics and practices of teaching that
boost student achievement, this report shows how teachers with different characteristics
and practices tend to concentrate in different schools, and how much access students
with different socio-economic backgrounds have to good teachers. It points out the
aspects of different educational systems that influence how teachers are allocated
to schools. The report also discusses the consequences that inequitable teacher allocation
systems have on students’ educational outcomes.