Managing Our Expectations: What We Can and Can’t Learn from Innovations in Teacher Quality in Other Countries
by Jonathan Plucker
American Enterprise Institute
September 12, 2013
International comparisons are prevalent in the education reform debate, but this work often concentrates on celebrating culture-building in countries such as Finland and Singapore and encourages the replication in America of overseas models. This paper takes a distinctly different approach to investigating talent management practices internationally by examining practices in a wider range of countries such as China, The Netherlands, and Norway, among others, with a focus on how they are seeding, implementing, and evaluating their interventions. These case studies will seek to broaden our thinking about how innovation within America’s recruiting, training, hiring, evaluating, and teacher compensation systems can be encouraged.