Equity, valuing teachers, governance and accountability should be central to post-2015 development agenda
Last month I joined a team of 13 VSO employees, partners and volunteers at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bangkok. The conference was organised by the regional offices of UNESCO and UNICEF. Its purpose was to ensure that the voices… Read more »
I often go to parliamentary events but the last event I went to was something special to me. It was hosted by the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Education for All to mark World Teachers’ Day. VSO’s two new Valuing Teachers research reports that highlight the issues… Read more »
I’ve visited Cambodia a couple of times since 2007 and have been amazed by NEP’s (NGO Education Partnership) progress. In response to its members’ concerns on informal charges demanded by schools and low motivation of teachers, NEP supported by VSO volunteers, carried out two research studies on The Impact of… Read more »
There was a general consensus at the international conference Teachers for EFA in Africa: Collaborative Action to address the teacher gap held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19 -20 January, that the Education for All goals can only be reached when sufficient numbers of qualified teachers are employed, appropriately deployed, motivated and retained.… Read more »
A strong delegation of VSO partners and staff will be attending a major education conference next week in Kenya. The International Task Force on Teachers for EFA is organising an international conference on Teachers for Education for All in Africa: Collaborative action to address the teacher gap. Jointly organised with the Kenya Government,… Read more »
I love my job and I enjoy what I do in VSO as a policy and advocacy adviser for education. But when I receive letters and cards from my former students wishing me “Happy World Teachers’ Day”, I suddenly become nostalgic of my time as a teacher.
Whatever job I do, I must confess that on… Read more »