This week saw the US launch of a major new Learning First report published by the National Center on Education and the Economy.
"From leading Australian researcher Ben Jensen, the new report Not So Elementary: Primary School Teacher Quality in Top-Performing Systems, gives new insights into a critical driver of the success of the world’s top-performing education systems—developing elementary teachers with deep content knowledge."
- The Hechinger Report: "We’d be better at math if the U.S. borrowed these four ideas for training teachers from Finland, Japan and China"
- Education Week: "Top-Performing Countries Give Teachers Deeper Training in Elementary Content"
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "What makes a good elementary school teacher: Expertise in nurturing or content?"
- Ed Prep Matters: "International Lessons for Developing Elementary Teachers"
- Marc Tucker's blog: "How Elementary Teachers Master Their Subjects in Top-Performing Countries"
More information on the report: