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By Beatriz Pont; Deborah Nusche; Hunter Moorman

As international locations attempt to reform schooling platforms and increase pupil effects, university management is excessive on schooling coverage agendas. yet in lots of international locations, the boys and ladies who run colleges are overburdened, underpaid and close to retirement. And few individuals are lining up for his or her jobs. according to an OECD research of faculty management practices and guidelines around the globe, and supplying a different go kingdom point of view, this booklet identifies 4 coverage levers and a variety of coverage recommendations to aid governments increase institution management now and construct sustainable management for the long run.  Read more...

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1 Leading learning organisations in Sweden In a recent study from Sweden, Scherp and Scherp (2006) illuminate the relationship between the work of the school leader and the way in which the school acts as an organisation. Eleven schools that aimed at working in ways that could be characterised as learning organisations were followed over five years. The more successful school leaders in this context used more of their time giving feedback to the teachers about their work. They also challenged the thoughts of the staff more frequently.

While in countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, school leaders’ responsibility tends to be high in most domains, it was much more limited in countries such as Greece, Poland, Portugal and Turkey (OECD, 2007a). Moreover, in some countries, there are high variations between the different domains of decision making. Looking at cross-country relationships, analysis from OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicates that school autonomy in the areas surveyed is positively correlated with student performance.

While the nature and consequences of teacher evaluation vary widely across the participating countries, there are formal provisions for teacher evaluation in 14 countries and no such provisions in 4 countries (of 18 countries reporting specifically on this issue). The form, rigour, content and consequences of evaluation vary greatly across countries and sometimes within them. In most countries where teacher evaluation is carried out, it is conducted as a part of a larger quality review or school improvement process.

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