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Oecd Urges Education Innovation

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Oecd Urges Education Innovation

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Governments around the world need to develop more innovative ideas for attracting teachers and developing their skills, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD).

'Preparing teachers and developing school leaders for the 2151 century' says that 20 per cent of school heads report a lack of maths and science teachers, which is hampering learning, while in some countries the situation is significantly worse. In Turkey, for example, 80 per cent of schools have staff shortages in some key subjects, and three in ten report problems in The Netherlands and Germany. The report also finds that more than half (55 per cent) of all teachers would like more professional development, and that 20 per cent of those new to the profession say they have never received any feedback or appraisal.

The report describes and compares the many ways such challenges are being tackled in different countries. …

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