Category Archives: Teachers

The new education targets still need fine-tuning

The next few days are crucial for putting finishing touches on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) before they are handed over to the group who will work on the text at September’s United Nations General Assembly.  Large substantial changes are likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Donors, Finance, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers | 1 Comment

Learning is not just for students

By Kristen Weatherby, Senior Analyst at OECD The latest results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) were released last week in countries around the globe. TALIS 2013 surveyed 107,000 lower secondary teachers in 34 participating countries to represent … Continue reading

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TALIS: Showing how teachers acquire confidence and improve children’s learning.

This week, a new round of TALIS survey results will be published by OECD. This blog looks at some of the findings from the last TALIS survey, which shows the sorts of practices which increase teachers’ feeling of confidence in … Continue reading

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Seeking a common global aspiration for education

The Global Education for All Meeting, which took place this week in Muscat, Oman, was the last major international gathering to help shape a post-2015 agenda before next year’s World Education Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting aimed … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Learning to meet the needs of disabled children

Siti is the 10th and final participating teacher in the #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in a school supported by Save the Children in Indonesia, teaching a class with many children with disabilities. This week’s focus on disability and education echoes … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Health, Human rights, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 3 Comments

Global Action Week: When disability is a barrier to education

“Equal Right Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability” is the theme of this year’s Global Action Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how a disability can seriously harm a child’s chances of going to school and learning. As we … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Australia: Rich countries are also failing to ensure that the marginalized can learn

Russell is the eighth teacher to participate in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. He works in a school in Inverell, a New South Wales country town in Australia. Of the 680 students in his school, 125 are Aboriginal. Four of the 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Early childhood care and education, Ethnicity, Language, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers | 1 Comment

Bangladesh: Innovative solutions to improve education for the disadvantaged

Mosammat is the seventh participating teacher in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. Bangladesh is hit by flooding every monsoon season making access to school hard for those living in the affected areas. Mosammat describes what it is like teaching on a … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Disaster preparedness, Poverty, Teachers, technology, Training | 9 Comments

Student-focused learning helps the Netherlands achieve

Cees, a teacher in Amsterdam, is the sixth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. He describes some of the teaching and assessment methods that help children in the Netherlands achieve some of the world’s highest scores in international surveys.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Quality of education, Secondary school, Teachers, Testing, Training | 4 Comments

Poverty holds back learning in Kenya

Margaret, a teacher in Nairobi, is the fifth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, helping children find an escape route from poverty through their education.  Margaret was born in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | 4 Comments