Teacher policy: A framework for comparative analysis

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This article outlines a framework for analysis of teacher focused policy studies within an international and comparative perspective. Using the notion of the professional life cycle of teachers, the article examines examples of key empirical studies that illustrate the impact of policy on addressing such issues as teacher recruitment, education, selection, retention and development. The article concludes that the framework is useful in identifying the strengths and weaknesses in the conceptualization and design of teacher focused policy and studies, and gives recommendations for the design of rigorous studies to inform future policy in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-508
Number of pages22
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative and International perspectives
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher policy
  • Teacher professional Life cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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