01 SES 13 B, Teacher Professional Learning As a Response to Issues of Teacher Retention and Recruitment: Perspectives from Iceland, Sweden And England
Across Northern Europe there is a shortage of teachers (European Commission, 2013) with individual countries reporting issues with recruitment and retention (HESA, 2016). This is against a backdrop of research evidence that identifies the quality of teacher as the main factor in influencing learning outcomes (Wiliam, 2010; Chetty et al, 2014). There are numerous studies that have explored these issues from the perspective of initial teacher education and recruitment (Donaldson, 2011). This symposium presents research from three Northern European countries (Iceland, Sweden and England) that examines the nature and role of teacher professional learning in relation to teacher retention and considers the wider implications for continuing professional development in the light of their findings and the discussant’s perspectives.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff. (2014.) Measuring the Impacts of Teachers II: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood. American Economic Review 104, no. 9: 2633–2679. doi:10.1257/aer.104.9.2633. Donaldson, G (2011). Teaching Scotland’s future: report of teacher education in Scotland. Scottish Government (Scotland). European Commission. (2013). Study on policy measures to improve the attractiveness of the teaching profession in Europe. Final Report. Publications Office of the European Union. Higher Education Statistics and Analysis https://www.hesa.ac.uk/ accessed 23/1/18 Wiliam, D (2010) Teacher quality: why it matters and how to get more of it. Spectator schools revolution conference, March.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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