Interesting survey of American teachers that looks at collaboration, accountability and perceptions of teaching. The summaries aren't great, so you'll have to read the whole report to get a good sense of it (about 50 of the 113 pages). According to the study, teachers value collaboration, but do most of it outside the classroom. They believe they set high standards for students and believe core skills (mathematics and language, for example) are important. They believe all staff, rather than individual teachers, are accountable for student progress. They believe it would help a lot if students took responsibility for their own learning, but less than a third (compared to a very high percentage of students) believe students actually do. They mostly like their jobs and aren't planning to leave, but don't really feel they are listened to. Good survey, and apparently a good methodology. Via DERN.