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  In Zimbabwe, a teacher’s passion became a sustainable way of life for a community. Headteacher Sibanga Ncube took at heart a Zimbabwean saying when he decided to teach permaculture to his students. During Mr Ncube pre-service teaching education there was no training in Education for Sustainable Development. However, while…
Josephine Nyirampuha, 28, is an early grade teacher in Nibori village, in Nyamasheke district, Rwanda. Her classroom is a wooden hut with a mud floor and no furniture, in which she tries to equip 58 local children with quality early childhood education (ECE). She receives no government salary, surviving on…
Isabella Kituyi, 39, is a teacher at Kimwanga Special School for the Hearing impaired. Before receiving training as part of VSO’s Community Empowerment for Deaf Inclusion (CEDI), she had scraped by for years without any training in sign language or in meeting the different needs of children with disabilities. Isabella…

“I love teaching – but it is so difficult”

October 05 th, 2017.
Grace Chigwechokha, 41, is a dedicated Standard 2 teacher at Chiuzimbi Primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi. She loves teaching – but struggles with the impossible task of educating a class of 84 children ranging in age from six to 14 years old.  She is frustrated by the challenge of trying…

Celebrating World Teachers Day 2017

October 04 th, 2017.
  #WorldTeachersDay is right around the corner!   This year, the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (Teachers Task Force) will be featuring the work of one of its new Steering Committee member, VSO International. VSO International is a world’s leading independent international development organization that works through…
The International Task Force on Teachers of UNESCO organizes its annual meeting and its 10th Policy Dialogue Forum in Lomé, Togo, from 18 to 21 September 2017. The International Policy Dialogue Forum, more than a forum for discussion and sharing of good practices, is also the privileged opportunity to address…
L'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants de l'UNESCO organise sa réunion annuelle et son 10e forum de dialogue politique à Lomé (Togo) du 18 au 21 septembre 2017. Le forum international de dialogue politique, plus qu'un cadre de discussion et de partage de bonnes pratiques, est également le moment privilégié…
28-30 Août 2017 Bangkok, Thailand Bien qu'elles n'aient jamais été aussi nombreuses à aller à l'école, les filles ne jouissent pas toujours d'une égalité des chances pour compléter le cursus de leur choix et en récolter les fruits. Un domaine de préoccupation de longue date est le faible taux de…
28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand More female students are in school today than ever before but they do not always have equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an education of their choice. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and…
Depuis 1990, de nombreux pays en développement ont eu recours au recrutement massif d'enseignants contractuels pour répondre à la demande d'éducation. L'Equipe spéciale s'est penchée sur l'emploi de cette catégorie d'enseignants dans des pays francophones d'Afrique subsaharienne, et pose la question : Comment les pays de l'Afrique sub-saharienne et leurs…
28-30 Août 2017 Bangkok, Thailand Bien qu'elles n'aient jamais été aussi nombreuses à aller à l'école, les filles ne jouissent pas toujours d'une égalité des chances pour compléter le cursus de leur choix et en récolter les fruits. Un domaine de préoccupation de longue date est le faible taux de…
28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand More female students are in school today than ever before but they do not always have equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an education of their choice. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and…
Dans la foulée de la conférence mondiale sur l’Éducation pour tous, tenue à Jomtien en 1990, et comme conséquence des programmes d’ajustement structurel, de nombreux pays en développement ont eu recours au recrutement massif d’enseignants contractuels pour répondre à la demande d’éducation. La présente communication du Colloque international en éducation…
Le Comité directeur et le groupe de travail ad hoc de l'Équipe spéciale sur les enseignants se sont réunis du 9 au 12 mai 2017 au siège de l'UNESCO pour discuter des résultats et des recommandations de l'évaluation externe, en vue de l'élaboration, du plan stratégique 2018-2021 et de la…

Steering Commitee and Ad hoc Working Group Meeting

May 12 th, 2017.
The Steering Committee and the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Task Force on Teachers met from 9 to 12 May 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters to discuss the outcomes and recommendations of the external evaluation that will guide the development of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and the revision of the…
Save the date Annual meeting and 10th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers Lomé (Togo), 18-21 September 2017 The International Task Force on Teachers of UNESCO will be holding its annual meeting and 10th Policy Dialogue Forum in Lomé (Togo) on 18-21 September 2017. This year's Forum…
BLOQUEZ VOTRE AGENDA ! Réunion annuelle et 10e Forum de dialogue politique de l'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants Lomé (Togo), 18-21 septembre 2017 L'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants de l'UNESCO organisera sa réunion annuelle et son 10e forum de dialogue politique à Lomé (Togo) du 18 au 21…
The teacher Task Force will participate in the "Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference" organized by Education International in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 3 to 5 May 2017. You can find all the information about the Conference here. Live streaming video of the Conference will also be made available. You can…
L'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants participera à la Conférence "Uni(e) pour une éducation et un leadership de qualité", organisée par l'internationale de l'Éducation du 3 au 5 mai 2017, à Rotterdam au Pays-Bas.Vous trouverez toutes les informations relatives à la conférence ici.Il sera aussi possible de suivre la conférence…
UNHCR reported that there are over 21.3 million refugees worldwide and half of it are children, badly in need of assistance, especially in terms of education. As technology can offer solutions to teachers in crisis and emergencies to better respond to children's needs, the UNESCO 2017 edition of Mobile Learning…
Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés a affirmé qu'il y a plus de 21,3 millions de réfugiés dans le monde et que la moitié d'entre eux sont des enfants, et qu'ils ont besoin d'aide, spécialement en termes d'éducation. Etant donné que la technologie peut aider les enseignants dans…
Dans la poursuite des efforts pour la mise en place d'une politique relative aux enseignants en Érythrée, une réunion tripartite a été tenue à l'UNESCO entre le Représentant du Ministère de l'Education de l'Érythrée, le Finn Church Aid (FCA) et le Secrétariat de l'Équipe spéciale, le vendredi 24 mars 2017.…
In pursuing initiated efforts in building the Teacher Policy in Eritrea, a tripartite meeting among the Eritrea Ministry of Education Representative, Finn Church Aid (FCA) and TTF Secretariat was held at UNESCO on Friday, 24 March 2017. The meeting was honoured with the attendance of HE Ambassador of Eritrea to…
The key and paramount factor in sustainable education reform is the involvement of teachers and teachers' representations in social dialogue and policy reform. It is with this in mind that UNESCO, in partnership with Education International (EI), and support from the Global Partnership for Education, initiated the project "Improving teacher…
Le facteur essentiel et primordial d'une réforme durable de l'éducation passe par la participation des enseignants ainsi que des représentations des enseignants au dialogue social et à la réforme des politiques. C'est dans cet esprit que l'UNESCO a initié en 2014 le projet « Améliorer le soutien et la participation…
BLOQUEZ VOTRE AGENDA ! Réunion annuelle et 10e Forum de dialogue politique de l'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants Lomé (Togo), 18-21 septembre 2017 L'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants de l'UNESCO organisera sa réunion annuelle et son 10e forum de dialogue politique à Lomé (Togo) du 18 au 21…
Save the date Annual meeting and 10th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers Lomé (Togo), 18-21 September 2017 The International Task Force on Teachers of UNESCO will be holding its annual meeting and 10th Policy Dialogue Forum in Lomé (Togo) on 18-21 September 2017.This year's Forum…
Paris, 7 February, 2016 – Contributing expertise to respond to the global teacher challenges is what drives countries and organizations to join the TTF. Finn Church Aid (FCA) is doing right that. Solicited by the TTF Secretariat on a request from the Ministry of Education of Eritrea, the management of…
Le 8e forum de dialogue politique sur le thème « La mise en œuvre de la cible sur les enseignants dans les objectifs de développement durables (ODD) et l'Éducation 2030 » s'est tenu à Mexico du 15 au 17 mars 2016. L'emphase a été mis sur le partage de politiques…

Déclaration de Mexico

November 21 st, 2016.
Lors de la dernière session en plénière du 8e forum de dialogue politique, les participants ont unanimement adopté la Déclaration de Mexico sur les enseignants pour Éducation 2030 La déclaration a réaffirmé l'importance du développement et du soutien professionnel ainsi que de l'utilisation des TIC en tant que moyens essentiels…
The 8th Policy Dialogue Forum on "Implementing the Teacher Target in the Sustainable Development Goals and Education 2030" was held in Mexico City from 15 to 17 March 2016. The forum aimed at sharing relevant policies, practices and tools among international key stakeholders with a view to facilitating the understanding,…

Mexico declaration

November 21 st, 2016.
At the final plenary session of the 8th Policy Dialogue Forum, participants unanimously adopted the Teachers for Education 2030: Mexico DeclarationThe declaration affirmed the importance of professional development and support and use of ICTs as vital to bridge gaps in teacher supply and quality in order to achieve SDG 4.…
Since the adoption of the SDGs and the Framework for Action of Education 2030 Agenda, the objective of the International Task Force on Teachers is to use the platform of its annual policy dialogue fora – its flagship programme – to unpack the meaning and implications of the teacher target…
Depuis l'adoption des ODD et du Cadre d'action de l'agenda Éducation 2030, l'intention de l'Équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants est d'utiliser la plateforme de ses forums annuels de dialogue politique - son programme phare - pour étudier le sens et les enjeux de la cible concernant les enseignants, notamment…
Le 5 octobre 2016, l'UNESCO accueillera la Journée mondiale des enseignants qui marquera cette année le 50e anniversaire de la Recommandation OIT/UNESCO concernant la condition du personnel enseignant de 1966. Le thème choisi par l'UNESCO et ses partenaires pour la Journée mondiale des enseignants 2016 est : «Valorisons les enseignant(e)s, améliorons…

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Participate to the World Teachers' Day 2016

September 28 th, 2016.
UNESCO will be hosting the World Teachers' Day celebrated annually on 5 October, which will mark this year the 50th anniversary of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This year, the theme chosen by UNESCO and its partners for World Teachers' Day 2016 is: "Valuing Teachers, Improving…

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On line with the Sustainable Development Goals, for which governments and partners committed to "ensure quality education and learning opportunities throughout life for all" and agreed to make teachers the priority of their education programs, UNESCO is a privileged place to share experiences on innovative practices including on teacher training.This…
Dans la continuité des Objectifs de Développement Durables où les gouvernements et les partenaires se sont engagés à « garantir une éducation de qualité et des possibilitésd'apprentissage tout au long de la vie pour tous » et en accord avec le fait de faire des enseignants la priorité de son…
The International Task Force on Teachers (Teacher Task Force) organized the 8th Policy Dialogue Forum in Mexico City in March 2016. Policymakers, practitioners, teachers, researchers and partners from development agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector from all regions of the world assembled and discussed the implementation of the…
International conference examines the use of contract teachers in sub-Saharan Africa A conference to take stock of the reliance on contract teachers in sub-Saharan Africa is being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 20-24 June 2016. Worldwide the number of out-of-school children has fallen by 50 per cent leading to…
The growth of primary education in many countries is putting pressure on the secondary education to expand in terms of supplying the appropriately qualified teachers. Planning for the  management of secondary education is a complex task which requires the relevant technical and professional skills. To that effect, the IIEP is…
The Teacher Task Force organizes an international conference of the Use of Contract Teachers in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 20 to 24 June 2016.Informed teacher policy making is essential for effective and sustainable implementation and the efficient management of the teacher stock. In order to define the long-term need for…
L’équipe spéciale internationale sur les enseignants organise une conférence internationale sur l’emploi des enseignants contractuels à Addis-Abeba (Ethiopie), du 20 au 24 juin 2016. L’élaboration des politiques enseignantes basées sur l’évidence est essentielle pour la mise en œuvre efficace et durable et pour la gestion efficace du corps enseignant. Afin…
Addis Ababa 31 January 2016- The African Union Heads of State and Government during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) as the framework for transformative education and training system in Africa; in relation with objective 4…
Members of the TTF networks and experts from around the world will soon gather in Mexico for the First ever Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers to be held in the region of Latin America and the Carribean. It will thus be an excellent opportunity for…
Le 8e Forum de DIalogue politique se tiendra à Mexico du 15 au 17 mars 2016. Le Forum sera précédé de la réunion annuelle des membres de l'Équipe spéciale et d'une rencontre du Comité directeur qui prendra des décisions importantes sur l'avenir de notre partenariat à l'ère des Objectifs de…
The 8th Policy Dialogue Forum of the TTF will take place in Mexico City from 15 to 17 March 2016. The Forum will be preceded on 14 March by the annual meeting of the TTF and a regular session of its Steering Committee who will take important decisions regarding the…
Teddy Mutoni and colleagues from Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE) in Uganda organized and conducted a successful teacher motivation webinar in November 17, 2015 focusing on: Evaluating a School-Based Teacher Training Program in Uganda through the Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education.During the discussions the Luigi Giussani Institute…

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The demand of teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to grow as many African Children get opportunity to enjoy their fundamental Universal right to Education. UNESCO (2000) indicated that Africa would need to increase teaching workforce by one-third of its current 3.1 million teachers, in order to address the shortage of…

EDUCATION AT GLANCE 2015

November 24 th, 2015.
Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher will present the latest data on the state of education around the world. The live Webinar will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 17:00 Paris time. The presentation will provide data on the structure, finance and performance…
Nous voulons vous aviser du fait que le pays hôte a fait parvenir une lettre datée du 17 novembre 2015 à la directrice générale de l'UNESCO l'informant de la décision du gouvernement du Venezuela de reporter la réunion de l'Équipe spéciale sur les enseignants et le Forum de dialogue politique…
Be advised that the host country sent a letter dated 17 November 2015 to the Director General of UNESCO, informing her that the Government decided to postpone the annual meeting of the Teacher Task Force and the Policy Dialogue Forum, which were initially planned on 14-17 December 2015 in Caracas…

Saudi Arabia to Back the Teacher Task Force

November 06 th, 2015.
An agreement to support the programme of the International Teacher Task force has been signed by the minister of Education of Saudi Arabia, Dr Azzam bin Mohammed, and the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova.Through the Regional Centre for Quality and Excellence in Education, Riyadh will finance the Global Report on the…
Africa suffers from a teacher shortage and those in post often lack qualifications. Poor working conditions and salaries for teachers no doubt play a major role in the problems of the African education systems. In spite of many studies done and many symposia held, a solution still looks far off.This…

Newsletter Novermber 2015 is now available!

October 30 th, 2015.
The TTF Newsletter for November 2015 is now availabe both in English and French.Initial information on the annual meetings in December is provided.We are looking forward to receiving more news from our network. To send you news, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  L'édition du novembre 2015 de la lettre d'information de l'Equipe Speciale est disponible. Des…
The utility of observational tools in LAMIC classrooms: the Teacher Instructional Practices and Processes System (TIPPS) As a part of the Teacher Motivation Working Group webinar sereis, taken place on 21 October 2015, Edward Seidman, Mahjabeen Raza and Sharon Kim have presented on a tool they have developed to observe classroom practices and dynamics in…
As I drove on the morning of 5 October, I heard on the radio someone describe World Teachers day as the day you hug a teacher. After hearing that I felt the need to write this entry to remind readers that October 5, 1966, marks the day representatives of UNESCO…

Launch of The Teacher Policy Development Guide

October 20 th, 2015.
The Mexican Delegation, together with the Permanent Delegations of Namibia, Norway, Indonesia, Egypt, Oman, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Germany, as well as the TTF, hosted the launching of the "Teacher Policy Development Guide", a side event of the General conference which took place on November 4th at…
La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean, a lancé à Dakar, ce lundi 5 octobre - journée mondiale des enseignants -, l'Institut de la Francophonie pour l'éducation et la formation (IFEF) aux côtés du Président de la République du Sénégal, S.E.M. Macky Sall, qui préside le Sommet des chefs…
The utility of observational tools in LAMIC classrooms: the Teacher Instructional Practices and Processes System (TIPPS) Edward Seidman, Mahjabeen Raza, Sharon Kim, New York UniversityPlease join us for another Teacher Motivation Working Group webinar on Wednesday, October 21st at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).Edward Seidman, Mahjabeen Raza and Sharon…
Le 8ème forum de dialogue politique de l'Equipe Spéciale Internationale sur les Enseignants (l'ES) se tiendra du 15 au 17 décembre 2015 à Caracas au Venezuela. Le forum sera précédé le 14 décembre par la réunion annuelle de son comité de direction qui prendra des décisions importantes concernant la réorientation…

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