A US-Asian report outlines discussions and emerging lessons from around the world on how to strengthen the teaching profession. Four overarching themes emerged: Teacher Recruitment and Preparation; Development, Support, and Retention of Teachers; Teacher Evaluation and Compensation; and Teacher Engagement in Education Reform. The summit, which was the basis for the report, marked the first-ever convening of education ministers, teachers, and union leaders from high-performing and rapidly improving countries and regions.
U.S. Department of Education, and Asia Society. (2011). Improving Teacher Quality Around the World: The International Summit on the Teaching Profession.