Tag Archives | teachers

John Kazadi 4th grade teacher asking his students questions at the St. Louis Primary School in Kinshasa, Congo on May 21, 2013. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank.

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

This blog was written by Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID Sierra Leone and was originally published on the GEM Report blog on 31 October 2019. 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 […]

Continue Reading
A teacher writes maths formulas on a blackboard at a school. Image Credit_Philippe-Lissac_Godong_Panos-Pictures

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 […]

Continue Reading
UNI110577_ThinkEducation

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 […]

Continue Reading
Supporting Teachers

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 […]

Continue Reading
Image credit: Adam Patterson/Panos/DFID

Who teaches refugees?

This blog was written by Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior International Adviser, and Lina Aghajanian, Project Manager, from Education Development Trust. It was originally published on the Education Development Trust website on 23 March 2018 and is reposted here with permission. Lina heads up our work on the ground in both Lebanon and Jordan to improve […]

Continue Reading