Category Archives: Teachers

New paper: Teachers need support to better help migrant and refugee students suffering from trauma

The number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world has grown by 26% since 2000. Eight years on from the beginning of the Syrian conflict, a new paper released today and at an event in the Netherlands looks … Continue reading

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John is a Cuban teacher who moved to Canada in 1997 and faced difficulty finding work

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The reluctance of some countries to recognize teacher qualifications across borders is one of the most important challenges for migrant teachers. ‘Becoming a teacher in … Continue reading

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I have the qualifications and 16 years of experience. Why can’t I find a job?

Beata, a qualified and experienced Polish teacher emigrated to the UK so that her children could learn English, but never managed to get a job there, not even as a teaching assistant. Beata holds a Master’s degree in pedagogy, 16 … Continue reading

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‘A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change anything’

This cliché emblazoned on chipped mugs in school staff rooms all over the world is impossible to refute. We all know teachers have the power to transform both individual lives, and the fortunes of nations. And, as the theme of … Continue reading

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A teacher hero – making home-made desks for refugee children with disabilities

Rahman Hamdan is a teacher in an UNRWA school in Gaza who has made desks and chairs for children with disabilities. Often, physical barriers are enough for a child living with a disability to be turned away or to feel … Continue reading

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Teachers who are running countries

Mokgweetsi Masisi, a former teacher and education minister, has just been sworn in as Botswana’s fifth President. On appointment, Masisi said that young people, who make up 60% of the population, were the country’s future leaders and the country would … Continue reading

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Why are people talking about a teacher shortage in New Zealand?

At the end of February, the government of New Zealand called the teacher shortage a “ticking time bomb“, with the number of people training to join the profession at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels having dropped by 40% … Continue reading

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