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International Summit on the Teaching Profession
Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century
Lessons from around the World
Edited by Andreas Schleicher . Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  10 Jul 2012
Pages: 108 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264174214 , OECD Code: 982012021P1
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Description
This book uses PISA data to show that a substantial proportion of students in OECD countries now attend schools that have high degrees of autonomy in different areas of decision making. But effective school autonomy depends on effective leaders, including system leaders, principals, teacher leaders, senior teachers, and head teachers, as well as strong support systems. That, in turn, requires well-distributed leadership, new types of training and development for school leaders, and appropriate support and incentives.

Table of contents:

Introduction
Chapter 1. Developing Effective School Leaders
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A changing profile of school leadership
-Supporting, evaluating and developing teacher quality
-Goal-setting, assessment and accountability
-Strategic resource management
-Leadership beyond school walls
-Distributing leadership
-Developing leadership for tomorrow’s education systems
-Selecting suitable candidates
-The availability of training
-Appraisal of school leaders
-Conclusions
-References
Chapter 2. Teacher development, support , employment conditions and careers
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Changes in the demand for student skills
-A demanding agenda for teachers
-Understanding learning to improve teaching practices
-Inquiry-based teaching and learning
-Incorporating assessment into teaching
-Collaborative learning
-Advanced technology in the classroom
-No single best method
-Designing ecosystems for a 21st-century teaching profession
-Research and development
-School organization
-Designing expert systems for teachers
-Conclusions
-References
Chapter 3. Preparing teachers : matching demand and supply
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The challenge of teacher shortages
-Making teaching an attractive career choice
-Compensation schemes to match teacher supply and demand
-Establishing effective employment conditions
-Ensuring high-quality initial teacher education
-Providing for attractive careers
-Meeting the need for ongoing professional development to address issues of teacher supply
-Conclusions
-References
Annex A. Selected comparative data from OECD sources

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