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On the politics of teacher payment reform in a protracted crisis

This blog was written by Cyril Brandt, a postdoctoral student, and Tom de Herdt, professor of development and Chair of the Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp. They have recently published an article together – reference and highlights of the research are detailed here. It is well-known that teachers in many low income, conflict-affected […]

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The canvas was commissioned by the author, Cyril Owen Brandt on Kinshasa's art market and represents aspects that occurred in his research. It was drawn by Aundu Kiala.

Do we know enough about internally displaced people to include them within education systems?

This blog was written by Cyril Owen Brandt, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp. “Why do internally displaced people get overlooked?”, Ruth Naylor asked in a recent blog for UKFIET. Reflecting on widespread contemporary anti-immigration sentiments, she concluded that “IDPs are overlooked because they are less likely to arrive […]

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New research addresses global teaching crisis

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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A spotlight on teacher performance

By John Martin, Technical Director at Cambridge Education. This blog was originally posted on the UNICEF website on 12 July 2018. Despite significant investments going into improving the performance of teachers, evidence suggests there is a crisis in both teaching and learning. Why have we (governments, development partners, stakeholders, ‘experts’) got it so wrong? And […]

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Supporting teachers so they can teach

This blog was written by Freda Wolfenden, Professor of Education and International Development at the Open University, and Chair of the Executive Committee for UKFIET. It was first published on the Education Commission website on 30 July 2018. Learning assistants are young women participating in a community-based pathway to become qualified teachers. Listening to Francis and […]

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