TALIS Revisited: Teaching and Learning International Survey, 2009

TALIS - Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments

“The development of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey programme (TALIS) is a significant contribution to the OECD evidence base on education. Never before have we had the opportunity to gain such an understanding of the teaching and learning environment inside schools and how these contrast between and within countries. In providing this, TALIS will help countries to review and develop policies that create the conditions for effective schooling.”

Barbara Ischinger, OECD Director of Education, 2009

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) looks at issues affecting teachers and their performance, seen through the eyes of school principals and the teachers themselves, with a view to filling important information gaps in the international comparisons of education systems.

TALIS came out ages ago, in 2009, which is light years in education time, where report after report on education quality comes out.

TALIS can be summed up thusly: leadership, professional development, collaborative behaviour, and incentives. These were the big issues the study identified.

Two years on, looking back, one is left to wonder: Did anyone take note of TALIS? Did you even get a chance to read the report?

Yes? Good for you.

No? Then click on this link to read the report on line, or download your own free copy. Yes, free. It’s full of interesting insights into teaching and learning…
http://bit.ly/k1JBzD

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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