Category Archives: Teachers

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, and, as we showed in that study, a staggering 40% of … Continue reading

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Global health funds have done a lot of good. Is there room for a “global fund” for books?

By Paul Wilson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at Columbia University. Books, especially textbooks, are critical to learning, as we have been reading in the latest blog series on this site, but they are in grievously short … Continue reading

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With the “Rise of Children,” So Too Must Textbooks Reflect Children’s Rights

This blog looks at the way that textbooks cover children’s rights. It is part of a series of blogs on this site published to encourage debates around a new GEM Report Policy Paper: Between the Lines, which looks at the … Continue reading

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Out of date textbooks put sustainable development at risk.

Today, we’ve launched a new study into secondary school textbooks around the world, continuing our focus on the content of education, which we began in the 2016 GEM Report with a focus on curricula. Our focus on textbooks comes from … Continue reading

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Target 4c – What is at stake for monitoring progress on teachers?

    4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States   Target 4.c focuses on the supply of qualified … Continue reading

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Supporting today’s teachers to meet tomorrow’s challenges

Teachers play an integral role in children and young people’s lives. They are often the first significant adult role model that young children encounter outside of their family, and can influence not only what they learn at school, but the … Continue reading

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Promoting indigenous knowledge within the Sustainable Development Agenda

By Giorgia Magni, Education Research Consultant, and author of a background paper for the 2016 GEM Report “The preparation for the future begins with the lessons of the past”. These are the words of Tuimoce Fuluna Tikoidelaimakotu, a young member … Continue reading

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