Links between teacher education and teaching quality: Kirsti Klette and Linda Darling-Hammond

QUINT Centre Director Kirsti Klette holds keynote together with Professor of Education/Stanford Linda Darling-Hammond at Aarhus University.

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Keynote speakers Professors Kirsti Klette and Linda Darling-Hammond highlight and discuss links between teacher education and teaching quality in the existing research. What are the understandings of teaching quality that underlie these studies and shape the educational debate?

From the event website: In the wake of a number of international benchmarking surveys (e.g. the PISA surveys), many countries have been focusing on improving students' learning outcomes leading to discussions as to what are – and what should be - the overall purposes of the school. What understandings of teacher quality do these discussions imply? We will also discuss teacher quality as many teachers leave the profession, with teacher shortage seeming likely to be an increasingly widespread problem over the coming years. What impact will this teacher shortage have on teacher quality in our schools? How might teacher quality be understood if, for example, the pathways to becoming a teacher are widened? Finally, there may be differences in how teacher quality is understood. What changes and shifts characterize the understandings of teacher quality in the research literature? What are the implications of these understandings for the analytical approaches that are applied - and thereby for the results that are generated? Is teacher quality linked to specific teaching methods and contextual factors or is it more dependent on the personal characteristics of the individual teacher?

As a QUINT Centre Director, Professor Kirsti Klette focuses on teaching quality, not teacher quality. 


Aarhus University/Teacher Education Policy in Europe
Published Sep. 16, 2022 11:09 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2022 2:11 PM