30 novembre 2013

Where is the best place to be a teacher? The Global Teacher Status Index ranks 21 countries

According to the Global Teacher Status Index, European teachers enjoy less respect from students than in other regions. The index ranks 21 countries from around the world based on the status, pay, and agency of their teachers.
Student performance is measured on various scales across the globe, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) or the OECD’s Education at a Glance report, and the results of these studies have a big impact on investment in education. The status of teachers, however, is much less understood. When teachers have a higher status, higher quality candidates are drawn to the profession. The Varkey GEMS Foundation conducted a study with 1000 respondents in 21 countries to create the Global Teacher Status Index in order to better measure, compare, and understand the status of teachers across the globe. The index comprises three dimensions: teacher status, perceptions of teacher reward, and teacher agency and control. More...

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