The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) aims to improve the quality of teacher education in Europe through the international exchange of research and practice in pre-service and in-service teacher education, and through active dialogue between the different stakeholders. At its 30th annual conference in Amsterdam, ATEE members addressed the issue of teacher quality by means of keynote presentations, paper presentations during parallel sessions, and meetings of research and development centres.
The outcomes of the 30th ATEE conference were translated to seven recommendations on the development of, criteria for and use of indicators for teacher quality. This document presents the seven recommendations and the elaboration of the recommendations. The aim of the recommendations is to inspire teachers to reflect on their professional quality and to help them to find indicators1 for this quality and to develop this quality. We also hope that the recommendations will support policy makers who are involved in developing indicators to identify teacher quality.