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Transforming the Teaching Profession - panel discussion

When: Friday, January 26, 2024 - 14:35 - Friday, January 26, 2024 - 15:20
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre
  • Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland

As part of the International Educa 2024 conference organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Teacher Task Force and UNESCO are participating in a panel discussion on Transforming the Teaching Profession.

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The panel will address the global status of the teaching profession, based on key results of UNESCO’s first-ever global report on teachers. The report has a special focus on teacher shortages. Teachers are the key in strengthening quality and inclusion of any education system, but what strategies and practices could be applied in efforts to ensure that the teaching profession becomes and/or remains attractive?

The panel addresses following questions:

  • What does UNESCO & Teacher Task Force data tell us about the global trends and challenges in the field of teaching profession?
  • What key measures have countries taken to combat teacher shortages? Some illustrative examples
  • How can we strengthen international collaboration between policy makers, teacher training institutions, and international organisations, to deliver the promise of SDG 4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030?
  • What messages should we convey to the UN Summit of the Future (September 2024), concerning the teaching profession?

UNESCO and the Teacher Task Force will be represented by Carlos Vargas, Chief of Section for Teacher Development, Head of the Secretariat for the International Taskforce on Teachers for Education 2030, UNESCO.

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