Teacher support and motivation framework for Africa: emerging patterns
This publication, a critical literature review and analytical framework, is part of the initial phase of the development of UNESCO-IICBA’s Teacher Support and Motivation Framework (TSMF) for Africa. It also serves as a resource for African countries and, we believe, will contribute to accelerating the development of sound teacher motivation policies across the continent. Teachers are at the core of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); in particular, teachers are central to meeting Goal 4: ‘Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.’ In addition, teachers are at the forefront of the African Union’s Continental Education Strategy (CESA) for Africa 2016-2025 which identifies teachers and teaching as a priority area for the region. One of the key questions that underscores these goals is how can African countries facilitate the growth of well-motivated teachers with the mind-set, attitudes, competencies and conditions to provide quality education?