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Teacher supply gaps and the looming quality crisis in developing countries


It is widely recognized that while the number and recruitment of teachers has grown significantly since 1970, recruitment rates have stalled and moreover have not kept pace with expanding enrolments.[1]  This has led to a worldwide shortage of teachers that is particularly acute in developing countries.  Recent estimat...

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Worlds of Education


At the heart of the new instalment of Worlds of Education lies the foundation of an online magazine, creating a dedicated website as a new anchor point for the publication. In a readership survey held about a year ago, a large majority of respondents expressed their wish for a significant on-line presence for the magazine (see g...

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European educators

European trade unions demonstrate against austerity measures recently adopted by many European countries. © Lescot Aviva, Reporters.be, 2012

Diverse actions at European level Among the many actions to be undertaken under the campaign banner will be decentralised ones organised by affiliates to coincide with the Global Action Week. The latter will be organised by the Global Campaign for Education, of which EI is a founding member, from 23-28 April 2012. EI affiliat...

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Focusing on decent work for rural women, quality public services, social protection and human rights, the trade union delegation, led by Education International (EI), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Union of Food Workers (IUF), and Public Services International (PSI), called on governments t...

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