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Posts tagged with ‘teacher training’

  • Developing School Capacity for Diversity

    This policy brief uses the concept of professional capacity to frame SIRIUS’s recommendations regarding school quality. It identifies four key areas for improvement: language diversity, the learning environment, social psychology and acculturation, and community connections. To develop expertise in these areas, the brief outlines three strategies for policymakers: build professional learning communities that focus on diversity, build networks of expertise on diversity, and develop teacher training programs dedicated to diversity.
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  • Germany: Rethinking and improving teacher training

    Germany’s union for education and science is gearing up to host a conference in September focused on helping teachers navigate the challenges of working in a 21st century classroom. Education International’s (EI) affiliate, The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW), will launch its GEW Forum on the future of teacher training with a conference, Beyond Teacher Education, in Leipzig, central Germany […]
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  • OECD publishes outcomes of largest international survey on teachers’ professional development and job satisfaction

    The OECD has recently published the 2013 results of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which asked more than 100,000 teachers and school leaders in lower secondary education in 34 countries about their job satisfaction, working conditions and learning environment in their schools. The study also assesses to what extent pre and in-service training provides teachers with the necessary […]
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  • Teacher Training and Professional Capacity – Stakeholder meeting report

    On Thursday, 5th June 2014, Migration Policy Group hosted a SIRIUS stakeholder meeting on the topic of teacher training and professional capacity. This meeting followed on from a 1 ½ day meeting of migrant teachers where they discussed both important skill sets and policy recommendations on how to better equip teachers for diverse classrooms. The stakeholder meeting brought together these […]
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