Schools in need of better HR practices: Report

But critics say education system can’t be compared to corporate world
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2014

By Sarah Dobson

Teacher quality varies considerably across Canada but school boards could significantly improve the quality of classroom instruction by introducing a credible, effective system of teacher evaluation, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

“Education systems do not strategically manage their human capital. Human resources policies in our school systems are more often guided by historical tradition and bureaucratic expediency, rather than by a devotion to excellence and effectiveness. These ingrained practices constitute a significant drag on the quality of teaching in our schools,” said Sachin Maharaj, author of the report.