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How can we improve professional standards?

J Hattie

World Class: Tackling the Ten Biggest Challenges Facing Schools Today | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2017


There has been an obsessive focus on improving teaching standards worldwide as research seems to indicate that they are a highly significant factor in student attainment. Improving professional standards may refer to improving centrally codified conceptions of what it is to be a good teacher; or it may refer to improving the quality of the thousands of actions and decisions that teachers make on a daily basis. A system needs a widely understood curriculum and assessment system whose development is mapped out well in advance, informed by teacher-led research and experimentation in partnership with high education institutions. Facilitated by a new cadre of highly trained teacher-education prof..

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