Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NY Times: U.S. Is Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status By SAM DILLON Published: March 16, 2011


PISA Director Urges U.S. to Raise Teachers’ Status



To improve its public schools, the United States should raise the status of the teaching profession by recruiting more qualified candidates, training them better and paying them more, according to a new report on comparative educational systems.

Andreas Schleicher, who oversees the international achievement test known by its acronym Pisa, says in his report that top-scoring countries like Korea, Singapore and Finland recruit only high-performing college graduates for teaching positions, support them with mentoring and other help in the classroom, and take steps to raise respect for the profession.
Here's a link to the actual report: 
WHAT THE U.S. CAN LEARN FROM THE WORLD’S  MOST SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION REFORM EFFORTS

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