Next steps in managing teacher migration: papers of the sixth commonwealth research symposium on teacher mobility, recruitment and migration

The Sixth Commonwealth Teachers’ Research Symposium brought together education researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to share experiences from developed and developing countries both within and outside the Commonwealth. This collection of papers from the event examines current trends in teacher migration, including education in emergencies, forced migration and pan-African migration, in line with the current global… Read more

Education issue brief 5: refugee teacher management

This Brief provides basic planning and programming recommendations for managing refugee teachers, and is geared particularly towards camp settings where teachers are being recruited directly from refugee communities. The Brief is intended for anyone who is responsible for recruitment, management and/or training of teachers in refugee settings, including UNHCR, NGO, Ministry of Education or national… Read more

Improving teaching quality in Guinea with interactive radio instruction

Between 1998 and 2005 a suite of ICT-based interventions to help the Government of Guinea address its three main educational issues—increasing the number of teachers, increasing teacher quality, and improving instructional quality, particularly in rural areas of Guinea and for girls. The three interventions are discussed in this document: Classroom-based interactive radio instruction (Sous le… Read more

Distance education for teacher training: modes, models, and methods

This publication is a guide to the type of technology modes, education models, and instructional methods used for teacher pre-service and in-service distance learning across the globe. The information here is based on three primary sources. The first is Education Development Center (EDC)’s long history in the area of distance-based education internationally—particularly in the area… Read more

Digital literacy in Ugandan teacher education: Insights from a case study

This case study investigated the relationship between policy and practice with regard to advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ugandan teacher education. The qualitative study, conducted in 2008, focused on the experiences of six language teacher educators in an urban Primary Teachers’ College (PTC). The authors also drew on insights from an interview… Read more

Impact of Teacher Training on Students’ Learning Outcomes

While there is extensive literature on teacher quality, teacher education and training, most of it focuses on emphasising the extent of the problem, their importance, how they might be developed or delivered. A few others mention programmes that have been conducted in various countries. There is very little literature that focuses specifically on the impacts… Read more

Psycho-Social Activities in Education in Emergencies

The EFA Global Monitoring Report for 2011 focuses on education in emergencies and recognises the importance of psycho-social interventions in addressing the negative effects of conflict, including depression, trauma, shame and withdrawal, that have devastating consequences for learning. Schools can be good places for psycho-social programmes because they can access many children, as well as… Read more