By guest blogger Liana Heitin Here in New York at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, education leaders from 16 nations came to the roundtable (literally, it was a large one) to share ideas and experiences on how to improve teaching. But while participants spoke in broad terms about improving the profession, they offered few concrete policy ideas for doing so. The event included representatives from the usual players when it comes to international comparisons, including Finland, Singapore, and Canada. Several countries that have not commonly been part of the conversation also participated, including Estonia, Slovenia, Poland, and China. ...


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