Category Archives: teaching

Breaking the glass ceiling in teacher recruitment

By Nicole Bella and Matthias Eck Worldwide, many countries lack sufficient numbers of teachers. Those teachers working are often not qualified and trained to ensure quality education and learning. But, while having enough highly qualified teachers is a key issue, … Continue reading

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Teachers need training on inclusion

By Anna Cristina D’Addio and Daniel April, GEM Report team Many factors go into the design of a truly inclusive education system. Some determine the way in which education systems are put in place, such as laws and policies, or … Continue reading

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How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting contract teachers in sub-Saharan Africa

By Peter Wallet, Teacher Task Force and Pierre Varly, Consultant The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on education systems. At its height, 194 countries had implemented country-wide school closures, affecting 63 million primary and secondary teachers. Sub-Saharan Africa … Continue reading

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All teachers should be prepared to teach all students

Tomorrow, the GEM Report, the Teachers Task Force at UNESCO and Education International are co-hosting an event on teachers and teaching for inclusion. Inclusion cannot be realized unless teachers are agents of change, with values, knowledge and attitudes that permit … Continue reading

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Non-state actors are influencing the teaching profession: What are the implications?

By Amita Chudgar, Michigan State University “When the schools reopen, I am going to hug my child’s teacher and thank her…” a friend said to me on the phone just three days into a Covid-19-imposed lockdown. Now several weeks into … Continue reading

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Collecting essential education data during the Covid-19 crisis

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and Gustavo Arcia, Economist and UIS Consultant Statistical institutes in low- and middle-income countries face significant pressures to collect education data under quarantine. This pressure reflects the need to mitigate the many … Continue reading

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Jane Bouvier: helping Roma children access their right to education

Jane is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, and in … Continue reading

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How will Covid-19 affect the internationalization of higher education?

University costs. It didn’t take long after universities closed their doors in the United States, for instance, for students to start advocating to get their money back. Twitter is awash with professors concerned about the impact that shutting universities is … Continue reading

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Charlotte, a teacher from Marseille: “We’re being asked to do a completely different job from before.”

The onset of Covid-19 means that teachers like me are suddenly being asked to do completely different jobs. While we were in the classroom engaging with children before, now we’re at home and trying to engage with their parents. I … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … Continue reading

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