Teacher training more important than experience, study shows

Young teachers are better than their more experienced colleagues at getting students to improve their reading scores, according to a study due to be released today.

Students taught by teachers with between two and five years of experience showed better results than students taught by teachers who had between five and 30 years in the classroom.

Measured in terms of reading progress, students of younger teachers were a month ahead of those taught by more experienced teachers.

Compared with students taught by teachers with over 30 years of experience the gap was twice as great.

Katja Munch Thorsen, the head of EVA, an educational assessment group, said the results showed that teacher training played more of a role than experience when it came to teacher performance. – Politiken 

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