World summit on teaching profession planned
| Dec 17, 2010
Education ministers, national union leaders, education organization leaders, and accomplished teachers from countries with high-performing and rapidly improving educational systems will gather at an International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City, March 16-17, 2011, to identify best practices worldwide that effectively promote, elevate, and enhance the teaching profession. OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join leaders from Education International (EI), together with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Asia Society, and public broadcaster WNET, to host the event.
“The prosperity of our nations depends on whether we succeed to attract the brightest minds into the teaching profession and the most talented teachers into the most challenging classrooms,” said OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría. Much of the discussion will revolve around OECD's recently released PISA survey of reading literacy.