EENEE Policy Brief April 2015 on Policies to attract Young Teaching Force
In most European countries, the teacher profession is unattractive among 15-year-old students with high ability. The main policy to improve the attractiveness of the profession is increased flexibility in the recruitment of teachers and working conditions in schools. Indeed, “productive innovations in the classroom require teachers that are willing and able to accomplish smart experimenting and changes in teaching methods”. Yet, the profession is less and less attractive, due to low salaries, rigid school systems and recruitment. This policy brief explains and puts in perspective.