Boosting Teacher Quality: Pathways to Effective Policies (2016-2018)

Policies to support, develop and incentivise teacher quality are central to the European Commission’s Education and Training 2020 strategic objective, “Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training”. The study Boosting Teacher Quality: Pathways to Effective Policies (2016-2018) explores evidence on the impact of different policy measures to raise teacher quality, and considers how countries may draw on this evidence to develop long-term strategies appropriate for their own contexts and cultures. The main outcome of this study is a tool (a 4-stage matrix) to aid policy makers and stakeholders in developing a coherent policy mix to support individual and collective teacher quality. The tool can help each country and group of stakeholders to frame its analysis of existing teacher policies, define aims to develop teaching as an advanced knowledge-based profession, and plan the steps needed to achieve those aims.

 

The core research team included: Gábor Halász, Janet Looney, Alain Michel and Anne Sliwka.

 

The study was carried out as a partnership between the EIESP and Ecorys UK. It was funded by the European Commission. The final report can be found here

 

Related work

 

Study on Policy Measures to Improve the Attractiveness of the Teaching Profession in Europe (2011-2012)

The 'Study on Policy Measures to Improve the Attractiveness of the Teaching Profession in Europe', which was completed at the end of 2012, proposes a list of policy recommendations in order to enhance the attractiveness of the teaching profession in European countries.

 

The study was led by Alain Carlo and Alain Michel. The final report is available here.

The study was funded by the European Commission.

EIESP  European Institute of Education and Social Policy

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