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<ul><li><p>TP - 21C Learning Environments_JB </p><p>Teacher Professionalism for </p><p>21st</p><p> Century Learning </p><p>Environments </p><p>1 </p><p>Introduction by John Bangs </p><p>Senior Research Associate at </p><p>Cambridge University </p><p>Education International and Chair of the TUAC </p><p>Working Group on Education </p></li><li><p>TP - 21C Learning Environments_JB </p><p>The quality of the education system cannot exceed the quality of teachers </p><p>equally, the quality of teachers cannot </p><p>exceed the quality of the system. </p><p>2 </p><p>(Report of the 2011 International Summit on </p><p> the Teaching Profession Asia Society) </p></li><li><p>TP - 21C Learning Environments_JB </p><p>3 </p><p>Is teacher professionalism synonymous with teacher quality? </p><p>If the quality of the system depends on the quality of teachers, how is teacher professionalism defined? </p><p>Is professionalism solely an individual responsibility for teachers or should education systems have an overarching responsibility for teacher professionalism? </p><p>Are outstanding education systems dependent on strong, self-confident teaching professions? </p></li><li><p>TP - 21C Learning Environments_JB 4 </p><p>What are the optimum conditions for teacher professionalism? </p><p>Access to high quality professional development/learning? </p><p>High quality teacher preparation? </p><p>Effective teacher evaluation? </p><p>Recruiting outstanding graduates to teaching? </p><p>Effective institutional and system-wide evaluation? </p><p>Effective leadership? </p><p>Rewards for effective performance? </p><p>Better Working Conditions? </p><p>Defined Competences and Standards? </p></li><li><p>TP - 21C Learning Environments_JB 5 </p><p>Who creates teacher policy? </p><p>Is there a legitimate role for the teaching profession and its Unions in education reform? </p><p>Can education reforms be successful without teacher and Union engagement? </p><p>How can the teaching profession express itself effectively? </p><p>Is it possible to create consistent and coherent teacher policy? </p></li></ul>

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