What Talis tells us about schools and teachers today

tes | June 19, 2019

A major international study of teachers published today reveals who is teaching in England’s schools, the pupils they teach and what they think government should prioritise.The Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) has asked 250,000 teachers and school leaders at 15,000 schools in 48 countries and economies about their work. And in his foreword to the report, Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organisation for Economic and Cooperation and Development, which runs the survey, said school systems should take a greater interest in the professional views of teachers “as experts on teaching and learning”. “For me, it is a given that the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers," he said. "So, attracting, developing and retaining the best teachers is the greatest challenge education systems have to face.” He said that countries "will need to work harder, not just to make teaching financially more attractive, but – most importantly – intellectually more attractive”. Trust in teachers will be the key to success, he argued, saying: “Successful education systems in the 21st century will do whatever it takes to develop teachers’ ownership over professional practice.

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Are today’s students ready for college and careers? This report explores the issues facing the education landscape, and how digital learning plans and LMS adoption come together to support a system-wide solution. Beyond K-12 will cover:

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