Key topics in education in Europe
Volume 3, The teaching profession in Europe: profile, trends and concerns. Report IV, Keeping teaching attractive for the 21st century: general lower secondary education
This fourth and final report on the teaching profession does not provide a summary in the strict sense of the comparisons made in the three separate reports. It attempts to stimulate further thought and discussion in response to five key issues of interest throughout Europe. A twofold concern underlies the common thread running through them: how can a sufficient number of competent teachers be trained and kept motivated throughout their career? More specifically the focus is on the following: diversification of paths through initial teacher education likely to attract new candidates; improving... the overall coherence between initial and in-service education; the role of financial incentives in salary policies; promoting mobility to achieve a balanced supply everywhere; and, finally, factors liable to motivate teachers nearing retirement to remain in the profession.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission) , Eurydice Themes: Working conditions, Teaching
- Subject: job satisfaction, pay policy, professional qualifications, secondary education, teacher, teacher training