MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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11.11.2014
PE537.139v01-00
 
B8-0235/2014

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on the establishment of a single European system for access to the teaching profession, continuous training and performance assessment


 

 

Aldo Patriciello

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the establishment of a single European system for access to the teaching profession, continuous training and performance assessment  
B8‑0235/2014

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the need to ensure quality teaching is one of the key objectives of the Commission’s Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training, adopted by the EU Council of Education Ministers in 2009;

B.     whereas Eurydice has published a comparative study that shows the state of the teaching profession in 32 European countries (EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey), from which huge differences have emerged between the various countries with regard to access to the profession, continuous professional development and performance assessments;

C.     whereas the most common qualification for teaching is a first-level university degree (Bachelor's), except for upper secondary school teachers who, in most countries, are required to hold a second-level university degree (Master’s);

D.     whereas in certain countries, continuous training is a professional duty, while in others it is optional, the result being that only in the former countries will teachers continually improve their training;

 

E.     whereas performance assessment procedures for teachers are extremely varied; in most countries, the school head teacher is responsible for assessing teachers, which is often done regularly; in the Netherlands, however, it is the school governing body which carries out individual staff assessments, while in Poland, for example, the school head teacher assesses the professional performance of a teacher where that teacher requests promotion to a higher professional level;

F.     whereas the professional profile of teachers needs to be reviewed and strengthened by ensuring that their initial training is effective and by providing consistent systems with appropriate resources for the recruitment, selection, initial training, early career support and continuous, skill-based professional development of teaching staff;

1.      Calls on the Commission to adopt a new proposal for a regulation on the establishment of a single European system for access to the teaching profession, continuous training and performance assessment.

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