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Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden – The Fast Track programme to answer the shortage

In 2016, the government-funded Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers and Preschool Teachers programme was introduced in Sweden. The initiative stemmed from a shortage of teachers and preschool teachers alongside a relatively large number of educated and experienced teachers among newly arrived immigrants. This study uses both qualitative and quantitative data to present the participants’ … Continue reading

Teacher Labour Market in England 2021 – An increase in subjective distress

NFER’s 2021 Teacher Labour Market in England Annual report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, monitors the progress schools in England are making towards meeting the teacher supply challenge by measuring the key indicators and trends of teacher supply and working conditions. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on society, the economy and on … Continue reading

COVID, Library of Congress and Teachers – Classroom materials and professional development to help teachers

For Educators: Classroom Materials & Online Office Hours The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. https://loc.gov/teachers/

COVID-19 and Teachers – A temporary hub of information and tools by GOOGLE and UNESCO

A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Set up your home for video calling Find a location with strong WiFi signal, find a clear background and ensure plenty of natural light. When using webcam, turn your camera off to reduce lag. Start a video call with your … Continue reading

Preparing Children for the Future – The role of primary teachers and schools

This paper, commissioned by Teach First, provides evidence on the benefits of career development activities for children in the primary phase, and the range of teacher roles when delivering it. In doing so the research attempts to map what primary schools are doing to tackle the influence of socio-economic issues that affect children’s future transition … Continue reading

Global Teacher Status Index, 2018 – The world’s children need to be taught by people in an occupation that engenders high respect and status

The Global Teacher Status Index is based on in-depth opinion by Populus in 35 countries that explores the attitudes on issues ranging from what is a fair salary for teachers to whether they think pupils respect teachers to how highly people rank their own education system. There have been many international comparisons in education, but this the … Continue reading

Developing Real Employability Skills in Schools in UK – Over 90% of teachers believe that the top five skills and two of the four competencies are developed

There have been numerous studies asking employers ‘what they really want’ in terms of workforce skills. These often show that employers express concerns about students’ skills level in certain areas, for instance, communications. But there are two challenges – the number of overlapping studies and the broad definition of these skills. This report takes a … Continue reading

Teacher Shortage in US – Little evidence for a national case

While anecdotal accounts of substantial teacher shortages are increasingly common, we present evidence that such shortages are not a general phenomenon but rather are highly concentrated by subject (e.g., mathematics, science, and special education) and in schools (e.g., those serving disadvantaged students) where hiring and retaining teachers are chronic problems. The authors discuss several promising, complementary … Continue reading

Literacy and Numeracy skills of Teachers – On average, they score better but the scope for improvement varies between countries

Teachers are essential for the development of human capital in society. Their skills are formed in teacher training programs, but are also highly influenced by the type and overall quality of the students who enter these programs and become teachers. Understanding which segment of the population is part of the teacher corps is important in … Continue reading

Teachers – What they do when they leave teaching

There’s a chart taken from data from the “Teacher Follow-up Survey” (TFS) of the School and Staffing Survey, which is administered to school teachers nationwide every four years by the U.S. Department of Education. We see in the chart that about 16 percent of teachers exited a school in recent years, combining both exits represented … Continue reading

US / More prisoners than high school teachers

If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were some 1,570,000 inmates in state and federal prisons in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department. By contrast, there were about 1,530,000 engineers in America last year, … Continue reading

Chicago / Teachers layoffs in 2011 / Union claims black neighborhoods were targeted

The Chicago Board of Education targeted teachers in black neighborhoods for layoffs in 2011, firing African-American teachers at a higher rate than white coworkers, the teacher’s union claims in a class action. Chicago Teachers Union Local 1; the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and three teachers sued the Board of Education of the City of … Continue reading

Detroit / Teachers’ union will sue district over layoffs

The teachers’ union in Detroit says it plans to file a lawsuit against Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday for the “improper” dismissal of more than 422 teachers at the start of the school year. Detroit Federation of Teachers’ president Keith Johnson will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at the DFT hall to announce … Continue reading

US – Teacher Layoffs – A White House Report

The White House has released a new report that finds that the loss of teachers and other education staff is forcing communities into difficult choices that harm our children’s education and future, including increasing class sizes and shortening school years and days.  The report shows that more than 300,000 local education jobs have been lost … Continue reading

Quality of teaching and research is greatest when faculty are secure in their freedom to inquire, speak, teach and publish

At some point, discussions about the quality of higher education in the U.S. come around to the subject of tenure. And the disagreement could hardly be more stark.   Critics of tenure for college professors say it is ruining the education of millions of students. In pursuit of tenure, they say, professors have become experts … Continue reading

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