This report presents the best current evidence about what can make teacher-oriented reforms effective and points to examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change. Its four chapters cover recruitment and initial preparation of teachers; teacher development, support, careers and employment conditions; teacher evaluation and compensation; and teacher engagement in education reform.
Table of contents:
Introduction Chapter 1.Recruitment and initial preparation of teachers -Making teaching an attractive career choice -Ensuring high-quality initial teacher education Chapter 2.Teacher development, support, employment conditions and careers -Meeting the need for professional development -Fostering an environment for effective teacher collaboration -Establishing effective employment conditions -Providing for attractive careers Chapter 3.Teacher evaluation and compensation -In search of an effective teacher appraisal system -Maximizing the impact of teacher appraisal -Designing effective compensation systems Chapter 4.Teacher engagement in education reform -Achieving educational reform that works -Securing a strategic relationship between government and teachers’ unions -Conclusion -References Annex A. Selected comparative data