“To sum up, by paying teachers poorly, offering them no career ladder, and subjecting new entrants and old timers alike to the pressures and demands of local politicians, many countries have ended up with teachers who are not the best and brightest of every generation. Additionally, the working conditions of teaching place high demands on teachers for which they are poorly prepared and hence decreases their sense of efficacy and self-esteem. This, of course, affects teachers’ levels of motivation, their desire to continue with in-service education, with their mentoring role, and their willingness to cope with difficult situations in their teaching career, ultimately abandoning the field.” (“Where Are 60 Million Teachers?”)
Thoughts and comments are encouraged! I posted this quote to start a conversation.