Tag Archives: target 4.c

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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What teacher shortage? It’s not just the scale but the nature of the challenge

By Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID Sierra Leone Most would agree that good teachers make all the difference. As recent research attests, ‘the most effective interventions to improve student learning rely on teachers’. The imperative to bring the magnitude of … Continue reading

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More testing?

By Manos Antoninis and William C. Smith This blog looks at the contrasting findings in the 2017/8 GEM Report on Accountability and a recent study by Berbauer, Hanushek, and Woessmann over whether more testing is good for education or not. … 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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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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New GEM Report says ‘Don’t just blame the teacher when the system is at fault’

The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report was released today at global events in Maputo, Mozambique, Brasilia, Brazil and in London, UK. It stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving SDG 4. The Report highlights the responsibility of governments to … Continue reading

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Let teachers teach: The dangers of expanding teacher workloads

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we look at one of the findings in the 2017/8 GEM Report on accountability in education due out later this month. The Report celebrates the undeniably critical role that teachers play in any education system: … Continue reading

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Why we should increase peace-building capacities of teachers and youth

By UNESCO-IICBA (International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa) The propaganda and money used to lure young people into violent extremist groups such as Al-Shabaab in East Africa, Boko Haram in Nigeria and M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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