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  • 24.06.2021

The best investment – Supporting teachers in COVID-19 recovery and beyond

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Ensuring qualified and motivated teachers in every classroom is the single-most important school-based determinant of quality education and learning outcomes. However, around the world, not only are there not enough teachers, but large numbers have not received sufficient training and lack minimum qualifications. The COVID-19 crisis also shone the light on the need for sustained and increased domestic and international financing and investment in teachers and teaching as the basis of education systems. Teachers must be better prepared to ensure that a generation of learners is not lost.

The side event will present new findings from research carried out by the Teacher Task Force addressing the following questions:

  • How can we identify and tackle the persistent and unresolved global teacher shortages which are jeopardising the future of millions of learners, in particular the most disadvantaged?
  • How much is needed to support teachers in the aftermath of the crisis, in particular in training in ICTs and blended learning, remedial learning as well as to support teachers’ safety and well-being?
  • How to create space in domestic budgets, as well as leverage international funds to support quality teaching, including addressing questions such as teacher motivation, career progression and retention?

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This event is organized on the sidelines of the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 in the framework of the Teacher Task Force #InvestInTeachers campaign.

English, French and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

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2020 World Teachers' Day fact sheet

Teachers are the cornerstone on which we build inclusive, equitable, quality education. The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially compromised teachers’ capacity to maintain education quality due to...
  • 15.07.2021

The role of school leaders across the globe in managing COVID 19 and tackling the learning crisis

Global School Leaders and the World Bank will host a South to South knowledge exchange webinar series on school leadership that will kick off on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 12:00-1:30pm GMT. The theme of this series is “The role of school leaders across the globe in managing COVID 19 and tackling the learning crisis.

The aim of the gathering is to facilitate  knowledge sharing across large-scale programs and initiatives in response to the growing learning crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19. It will bring together academic, government, NGO, and foundation representatives from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Participants will include government officials, academics and development partners, non-governmental organizations and students. More details can be found in the attached agenda.

Sessions will run for 1.5 hours and speakers will be a part of a moderated panel. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. The list of webinar topics are provided below:

  • Session 1 (July 21) - How is the role of the school leader evolving to meet the needs of crisis management? Register here
  • Session 2 (September 8) - What are we learning from recent evaluations of school leadership capacity building?
  • Session 3 (October 6) – What are the enabling system conditions needed for strong school leaders to thrive?

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