As you know, Ireland will participate in the OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS Starting Strong) in early 2024.
TALIS Starting Strong is the first international survey of its kind in Ireland. It provides early years educators and managers with an opportunity to share insights on their professional development; pedagogical beliefs and practices; and working conditions, as well as various other leadership, management and workplace issues. The survey seeks to identify strengths of, and improvement opportunities for, early learning and care environments and will provide a solid evidence base to inform and monitor the ongoing implementation of Nurturing Skills, the Workforce Plan.
At present, the field trial is underway to test the survey instruments that have been developed by the OECD and to test the survey procedures and data collection methods.
If you have been contacted by the CSO to participate in this field trial, we strongly encourage you to do so.
Those selected to participate in the field trial, can access support from the CSO, using the contact details provided below:
Telephone: (+353) 21 453 5110
Further information on TALIS Starting Strong can be found at https://www.cso.ie/en/surveys/talisstartingstrong/
Closing date has been extended to April 14th 2023