Teaching Around the Globe: A Roundtable Discussion of What Teachers in Different Nations Can Learn from Each Other

Johnmarshall Reeve, Ikhlas Ahmad, Jiseul Sophia Ahn, Kimberley J. Bartholomew, Thomas K. F. Chiu, Tatiane Lebre Dias, Janet English, Rafael Gargurevich, Lennia Matos, Leen Haerens, Hyungshim Jang, Haya Kaplan, Woon Chia Liu, John C. K. Wang, José Tristán, Jeanette M. López-Walle, Aikaterini Michou, Jennifer D. Moss, Jo Mynard, Bodil Stokke OlaussenTerhi Rauhala, Feliciano H. Veiga, Eliana Cristina Chiminazzo Vicentini

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Teaching is global, so the purpose of this chapter is to provide an international perspective on classroom instruction. In the first part, the authors summarize findings from two international investigations (conducted by others). The first is a video observational study involving eight nations reporting their typical teaching practices in terms of classroom management, social-emotional support, and quality of instruction. The second is a survey-based study involving 19 nations in which teachers self-reported their job satisfaction and teaching efficacy. In the second part, the authors invite educators from 19 different countries to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion to communicate what is special about teaching in their particular nation. Each educator answered this question: What can the rest of the world learn from what teachers in your nation do so well? The roundtable participants highlight their teachers’ work ethic, engagement in professional learning communities, commitment to inclusion and democratic education, and opportunities for both autonomy and collaboration
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Educational Psychology
EditorsAngela O'Donnell, Nicole C. Barnes, Johnmarshall Reeve
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199841332
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Jul 2023

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