Policy | Global Teacher Shortage

Today is World Teachers’ Day, representing “a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.”

On this occasion, the World Education Blog is highlighting the shortage of teachers around the world. See the post below for an infographic that describes this shortage, as well as links to various reports that describe issues related to teacher shortage and quality.

“The scale of the global teacher gap is revealed in new figures released this week by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS). About 58% of countries and territories around the world currently do not have enough teachers in classrooms to achieve universal primary education (UPE) by 2015 – the second Education for All goal and the major education target in the Millennium Developments Goals.

Countries will need an extra 1.6 million teachers to achieve universal primary education by 2015 and 3.3 million by 2030, according to the UIS. The forthcoming 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will elaborate on these figures and examine the policies and resources needed to bridge the teacher gap.”

(Via World Teachers’ Day shines spotlight on global teacher shortage | World Education Blog.)

Atul Sabnis

Atul Sabnis

Founder of eVeltio Education Consulting, a young firm that provides consulting & implementation services to educational institutes to execute better strategies for delivery of education by integrating training, process, workflow, and technology.

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1 Response

  1. Lokesh Mehra says:

    Microsoft has taken a small step to overcome quality issues in conjunction with State Governments by training over 7.4 lakh teachers on how to integrate & use ICT in their teaching and lesson plans.

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