On October 1, 2015, the American Institutes for Research hosted a presentation that looks at teacher professional development and its relationship to schooling outcomes. Improving the quality of teaching is a key concern for many countries and teacher professional development is often seen as a mechanism for doing so.
Using OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 data, the presentation discussed findings that explore the school conditions and practices of teachers who are associated with their participation in professional development and the reported impacts on their instruction. The presentation focused on the general patterns observed across OECD countries and looked at differences between countries. Implications for policy and practice were also discussed.
Presenter: Dr. V. Darleen Opfer, Director, RAND Education; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Discussant: Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre, Department Head of Education Policy Studies, Penn State University
Moderator: Mary Coleman, Senior Education Research Scientist, Assessments Division: International Assessment Branch, National Center for Education Statistics
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