More for Kevin and Julia to chew on…

29 Aug

How opportune is this! School report cards counterproductive: OECD.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his much-vaunted education revolution this week, but an international report has warned against the kind of public reporting of school performance levels that he is proposing.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says comparing the performances of schools, their principals and teachers does not work as a way of producing better academic results.

The report, called Improving School Leadership, has been two years in the making and looks at the quality of education in 19 of the 30 countries in the OECD.

Finland, which scores highest on the international league tables, has no official school assessments but instead owes its success to a strong investment and respect for its teaching profession…

Sack the donkeys who’ve been advising you… Did you inherit them?


For more see Improving School Leadership – Volume 1: Policy and Practice, Volume 2: Case Studies on System Leadership.

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