TALIS Survey

“Most teachers work ‘largely in isolation’ and do not engage in the collaboration with colleagues that could make their teaching much more effective,” claims a report based on the latest Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). TALIS questioned more than 100,000 lower-secondary teachers in 34 countries, and while the results have not drawn as much attention as the 2013 PISA results, media in several parts of the world have picked up on the release of the TALIS data.

Denmark, http://www.folkeskolen.dk/

Danish teachers have much less training than the rest of the OECD (link in Danish)

 France, Le Figaro

French teachers insufficiently trained and evaluated during their career (link in French) 

Italy, Il Giornale D’Italia

The older teachers? In Italy (link in Italian)

IsraelThe Jerusalem Post

Average Israeli middle school teacher is middle aged female, satisfied with job

“The average Israeli middle school teacher is a middle aged woman who is for the most part satisfied with her chosen profession, the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education said on Wednesday, citing the results of the Organizations for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Teaching and Learning International Survey.”

JapanThe Japan Times

Japanese teachers work longest hours among OECD members

“Japanese teachers work an average of 53.9 hours per week, the highest figure among the OECD’s 34 member countries. The figure for Japan was well above the average of 38.3 hours among OECD members, according to the Teaching and Learning International Survey, which Japan participated in for the first time.”

Malaysiawww.malaysiandigest.com (with video)

Malaysian Teachers Spend 29pc Of Their Time On Admin Work, Says Study

“Malaysian teachers only spend on average 71 per cent of their working time on actual teaching and learning, while the rest of their time is occupied by administrative tasks and keeping order in the classroom.In comparison, the average teaching and learning time of the 33 countries surveyed in the global poll Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) 2013 was 78.7 per cent.”

Mexico, http://www.am.com.mx

Mexico designated by violence in secondary (link in Spanish)

Netherlands, http://www.nltimes.nl

Teachers happier in NL than elsewhere

“Results revealed that on average, Dutch teachers are happy with their work and more satisfied then the majority of their foreign colleagues. In The Netherlands, teachers take five hours for weekly class preparation, compared to an international average of seven. TALIS also found high levels of teaching co-operation occurring the The Netherlands, with over 50% of principles reporting that they rarely need to take steps to support co-operation. Dutch teachers were also reported to actively take extra training to improve in their field, and enjoy high levels of job growth.”

Poland, The News/Polskie Radio (audio clip)

TALIS report shows Polish teachers have excellent education but lack competences required by present day school challenges.

Singapore, Channel News Asia

Teachers in Singapore are the youngest, but among the best-trained worldwide: Survey

“Singapore has the youngest teaching force among the countries surveyed, with an average age of 36 – seven years below the global average is 43, according to TALIS. ‘We have a relatively younger teaching force due to the significant increase in the number of teachers in recent years. The younger teachers complement the depth and expertise of more experienced teachers who continue to be valued, and who provide professional support and mentoring for the Beginning Teachers,’ the Ministry of Education said in a statement.”

Spain, Libertad Digital

Why are Spanish teachers rated so poorly? (link in Spanish)

SwedenThe Local

Swedish teachers feel least valued: OECD

“The Teacher and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asked teachers in OECD countries about their views on their jobs. Sweden landed at the very bottom when it came to rating a career in teaching. Only France and Slovakia had worse results. Only one in twenty Swedish teachers thinks that their profession is appreciated in Sweden.”

UK, Education Media Centre

OECD TALIS authors comment on the experience of England’s teachers (audio)


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