Publication: Brazil - Teachers Development and Incentives : A Strategic Framework
The study selectively looks at the complex set of issues surrounding the effectiveness of Brazil's teachers, in the context of the "ensino fundamental" program changes, and examines the key stages of the teacher career, i.e., preparation, professional entry, and professional development - as they cut across the policy dimensions of quality assurance, management, and incentives. Chapter I analyzes the key reforms, and demographic trends which are reshaping the macro environment for Brazil's teachers, as well as the legal, and financial impacts on teacher compensation, and certification. Chapter II looks at the evidence of teacher quality, and performance, by analyzing the national achievement test scores, which show a continuing wide divergence in student learning across regions, and between state, and municipal systems. Chapters III and IV focus on teacher preparation, and teacher management respectively, recommending a close focus on school leadership - criteria and processes. Chapters V and VI look at teacher professional development, and compensation issues. The final chapter maps the overall strategy which should include the following key policy areas: quality assurance, teacher professional development, management, and incentives, suggesting roles and responsibilities for the Government, prioritizing on further research across finance, planning, and education.
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“World Bank. 2001. Brazil - Teachers Development and Incentives : A Strategic Framework. © Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/15463 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”