Improving school quality in Norway 2020
Progress with the Competence Development Model
In 2017, the Government of Norway introduced a new competence development model for
schools, to provide municipalities and schools with greater freedom of action and
empower them to carry out systematic school improvement. This model has the potential
to promote collective teacher professionalism, but requires a carefully thought out
implementation strategy to yield positive results.
From 2018, the OECD partnered with Norway to support this implementation process,
and undertook an initial assessment of the implementation strategy of the model (Improving
School Quality in Norway: The New Competence Development Model, 2019). In the meantime,
the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training has kept on co-shaping the model
with universities and education stakeholders at the regional and local level. This
new report assesses progress made, and makes further recommendations to move forward
with the model development.
The report will be valuable not only for Norway, but also to the many countries that
are looking to promote school-based professional development and bridge the gap between
policy design and effective implementation.
Published on October 27, 2020
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