Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Choose and Curate toward Commitment to Capable and Committed Teachers (5Cs): A Set of Principles for Teacher Career Reform
Classroom teaching is complex. This means that pursuing a vision of empowered, highly respected, strongly performance-normed, contextually embedded teaching professionals who cultivate student learning requires a systemic approach to teacher career reform. One such approach is a set of principles called the 5Cs: choose and curate toward commitment to capable and committed teachers.1
- Education authorities must initially choose prospective teachers based on the best available information.
- Education authorities should also designate the novice phase as a period of curation involving extensive support for teachers’ pedagogical development and careful identification of those teachers who are most likely to make sustained, careerlong contributions to student learning.
- Such teachers must be technically capable and equipped for cultivating student learning in their specific school, classroom, and curricular contexts.
- Additionally, teachers must also be motivationally committed to the systemwide purpose of cultivating children’s learning.
- After these teachers have demonstrated their capability and commitment, education authorities should make a long-term employment commitment to them.
- 1Hwa, Y-Y. and Pritchett, L. 2021. Teacher Careers in Education Systems That Are Coherent for Learning: Choose and Curate Toward Commitment to Capable and Committed Teachers (5Cs). Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE). https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-Misc_2021/02.
Hwa, Y-Y. 2023. Choose and Curate toward Commitment to Capable and Committed teachers (5Cs): A Set of Principles for Teacher Career Reform. Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE). https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-IB_2023/02