education reform

education reform

GESF2016: EdTalk – Policy Strategies for Enhancing the Teaching Profession: A Singapore Experience

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Teacher quality has come under focus in many education reform agenda. Policy makers, however, tended to focus on isolated agenda when attempting to enhance teacher quality. Some paid attention primarily to teacher recruitment, initial teacher training and accreditation. Others tended to focus too much attention on accountability and performance management often linking appraisal of teachers to student performances and student test scores. This talk will share from the Singapore experience of teacher policies integrating coherent features is needed to address the enhancement of teacher policies. These strategies include Quality Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Incentivization, Initial Teacher Education and Accreditation Quality, Teacher Career Development Structures, Teacher Learning and Continuous Development, Teacher Performance Management,School Leadership for Teacher Leadership, Teacher Symbolism in Society,Teacher Professionalism and Future Orientation, and Teacher Policy Contextualization and Coherence.