Category Archives: Teachers

‘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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From leadership bright spots to transformed school systems

By Kieran Cooke, Senior Development Consultant, Education Development Trust In the middle of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, amongst the rubbish dumps of an impoverished community, there is a school, which, despite the collapsing roofs and dusty floors, is achieving … Continue reading

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Punishing teachers is often counter-productive

One of the key messages of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017/8, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments is that punishing teachers can often be counter-productive. Teachers have the primary responsibility for educating students. But in many countries, they … Continue reading

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Governments need to ensure rules are followed in education

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO No matter your job, you need standards to ensure that you are working to meet your objectives. Unfortunately, where education and schools are concerned, these standards sometimes do not … Continue reading

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