Crisis-sensitive teacher policy and planning: Module on the Teacher Policy Development Guide
Applying a crisis-sensitive lens in the development of national teacher policies is essential to ensure that teachers can act as critical agents of support and protection and to ensure that quality, inclusive education continues, even during crisis. This involves working to anticipate and address challenges with recruitment, deployment, retention, training, ensuring job security and safe working conditions, prioritising teacher well-being, and identifying key actions that teachers can take to make schools areas of peace, safety, and learning. Such a lens requires the inclusion of key provisions to dimensions of teacher management necessary for the prevention and mitigation of, and recovery from conflict and disaster.
This module has been developed to promote the development and implementation of crisis-sensitive national teacher policies, in recognition of the important role played by teachers in preparing for and responding to crisis and emergency situations. It complements the Teacher Policy Development Guide.