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How much time spent teaching?

A couple of weeks back I wrote about international comparisons of the number of hours that teachers spend actually teaching. The numbers I presented showed that American teachers put in more hours than their counterparts. So I was surprised to … Continue reading

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How do teachers spend their time?

The “Teaching and Learning International Survey” (TALIS) asked lower secondary school teachers around the world how they spend their work time. American teachers report working 45 hours a week during the school year. Teachers in other countries report an average … Continue reading

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Teacher work hours around the world

It’s tough to figure out how many total hours teachers work because there is much conflicting data. The OECD has put together numbers for officially assigned teaching hours in many countries. (It’s less tough to figure out “officially assigned teaching … Continue reading

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How many hours do teachers work?

According to the preliminary reports from the newest Schools and Staffing Survey (2011-2012), regular full-time teachers average 52 hours “on all teaching and other school-related activities during a typical full week.” Of that 52 hours, 31 hours is devoted to delivering “deliver … Continue reading

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How much do teachers work?

Every time teacher pay gets discussed someone argues against raises by saying that teachers don’t work as many hours as comparable workers; they get summers off and long vacations.  Now to an economist, this is a mostly irrelevant argument. If we need … Continue reading

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Teacher hours

Teachers probably work fewer hours than most other folks (over the course of a year). The extent of the difference is likely less than many believe because many teachers work so many hours off the clock. That being said, the data … Continue reading

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How much do teachers work?

How much do teachers work over the course of the year? Let me tell you that no one has the slightest idea. Here’s why: First, different sources put work hours per week (during the school year) anywhere from about 40 hours a … Continue reading

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