Teachers

Reimagining mid-level roles within the education workforce

Reimagining mid-level roles within the education workforce

In 2018, the Education Commission launched the Education Workforce Initiative to develop concrete options for policymakers to redesign, expand, and strengthen the education workforce to meet the changing demands of the 21st century and enable quality education for...
Innovating to learn

Innovating to learn

We are in the midst of a global learning crisis. This is the clear message from recent major reports: According to the World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on learning, “hundreds of millions of children reach young adulthood without even the most basic life...
Supporting teachers so they can teach

Supporting teachers so they can teach

‘Number one she makes me listen. And two, you know her being there gives me more space and helps me to prepare… Let’s say if I talk children might not understand and she is able to give me them more feedback. The children are not just hearing one voice. I give...
Live from the Education Workforce Initiative launch

Live from the Education Workforce Initiative launch

Across the globe, countries are facing teacher shortages – especially in remote or conflict areas – and in certain subject areas such as science and mathematics. It’s time to rethink how we recruit, train, and support qualified teachers. That is why the...
Could schools take a cue from the health force? (DevEx)

Could schools take a cue from the health force? (DevEx)

From the article: DUBAI — The Education Commission and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development have launched a new partnership designed to rethink the “education workforce” in developing countries in order to address the “learning crisis” and the...
Ideas Worth Sharing: Commissioner Amel Karboul at TED

Ideas Worth Sharing: Commissioner Amel Karboul at TED

In September 2017, Commissioner Amel Karboul presented at the TED@BCG event in Milan, and we’re thrilled that her talk is now featured on TED.com. In her talk, Dr. Karboul describes a dire education crisis: Today, more than a quarter of a billion children are out of...
The future role of teachers and education support professionals

The future role of teachers and education support professionals

Two weeks ago, I attended the United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) annual conference in Oxford. This gathering brought together a wealth of research on teachers, as well as new insights on how to support, develop and motivate the...
Leadership is the key to progress in education

Leadership is the key to progress in education

So how can we create more of it? Last December, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results were released providing a rich analysis of global education systems performance. Among many factors that the OECD identified as contributing to...
Rotary International draws on Commission’s call to action

Rotary International draws on Commission’s call to action

From the article: USAID, a United States government agency that helps other countries, has long promoted reading in the early grades. Its programs emphasize adequate professional development and ongoing classroom support for teachers. “All our early-grade reading...