Teachers Can Make a Difference
|Above copied from UNESCO|
Better academic outcomes are associated with teachers having more experience. One year of experience is equivalent to one percent of a standard deviation. And this relationship appears to be stronger during the primary years than in secondary education.
The above finding only reminds us that empowering teachers means so much more than just recruiting them. Empowering teachers mean supporting them all throughout their career. As the Netherlands' study concludes:
More focused policies that maintain experienced teachers in the classroom appear beneficial, especially for younger students.First things first, we need to take care of the teachers who teach our young children.