Looming teacher shortage in Norway, predicts OECD report

school-children-teacher-17The new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report analysing education across its 34 member nations has revealed that Norway is in the top three countries that invest significantly in their education systems.

In the recently released ‘Education at a Glance 2016’ report, the statistics show that Norway invests $15,500 in each student – which is significantly more than the average of $10,220 across the remaining OECD countries.

This investment doesn’t stop at the students; Norway also offers high starting salaries for its teachers. In addition, its education system is structured to allow the low student to teacher classroom ratios that many other countries long for.

However, the report warns that these favourable conditions may still not be enough to attract enough newcomers to the profession and avert a future teacher shortage that will gather pace as its current teachers age and retire.

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