"Attracting and Retaining Good Teachers"
|Above copied from ASCD|
- Almost half of 15-year olds across the globe aspire to finish college, but only 10% of these adolescents are considering a career in teaching. Those who wish to become teachers are weaker in mathematics than those who are looking at a different profession.
- In all education systems, students are more likely to consider becoming a teacher if teacher salaries are higher.
- Whether the teaching job requires less or more hours is not a factor.
"Consistent with previous research, our study has shown that task returns (salaries) have a role to play when it comes to making teaching a more attractive career choice, but other factors are also important."What are the other factors? Here is what the authors state in their conclusion:
We find that in countries where a higher proportion of the population values a job because it commands respect and because it has responsibility, students are more likely to expect to work as teachers.Education secretary Briones is clearly doing the opposite of what it takes to attract talent toward the teaching profession.
This is sad.