March 29, 2018
This article was originally posted on the UNESCO website.
It is often said that teachers matter most when looking at what makes a great education. However, there is a global crisis in teacher motivation, resulting in many ministries of education struggling to attract and retain capable and motivated educators. Some of the reasons include a lack of prospects for promotion, stagnant, low pay, and overall unsatisfactory working conditions.
In response, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning has been exploring whether an overhaul of teacher career structures and management could be the key to reinvigorating the profession.