WOL – Education New Zealand (ENZ) today welcomed a recent Organisation for Economic and Development (OECD) study that has ranked New Zealand teachers as among the most professional globally.
The latest Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS) ranked teachers in New Zealand the fourth most professional out of 34 participating countries and economies around the world.
According to the study, New Zealand teachers ranked high in teacher training and professional development, autonomy in their work, and networking with peers – all key indicators of professionalism.
It is also highlighted that 99 per cent of the country’s teachers have participated in a teacher education programme, with 85 per cent having autonomy over their teaching materials. More than nine in ten (93 per cent) of New Zealand teachers also receive feedback on their teaching from direct observations.
Peter Bull, General Manager, International, ENZ said: “New Zealand prides itself on the professional training that our teachers receive both before stepping out into the teaching world and through professional development throughout their careers. Our teachers are trained to help students think critically and gain highly sought after skills. The findings from this recent OECD study are a greatreflection of New Zealand’s high-quality education system and teaching workforce.”
The study also found that the professionalism among New Zealand teachers is consistent across schools in the country, regardless of where they are located.
“Our teachers in New Zealand work hard to make a difference to the lives of our students and to help them achieve success, no matter what their background is or whether they are local or international students. This reflects their high level of professionalism and keen understanding of the importance of a well-rounded education,” Mr Bull said.
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