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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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The latest facts and statistics on teachers

To mark World Teachers’ Day, we have partnered with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 to pull together key facts and statistics on challenges for teachers around the world. The … 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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Closing the circle: Teaching gender issues to teachers

Last week the French supreme council for gender equality published a report on the imperative to keep mainstreaming gender equality issues in teacher preparation programs and to make knowledge and skills in these areas required for teacher graduation. “Making teachers … 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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Wanted urgently: adequately trained teachers so all children can go to school by 2030

By Aaron Benavot, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report and Albert Motivans, head of Education Statistics at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.  A new paper jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Education for All Global … Continue reading

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