World Teachers’ Day, tomorrow, October 5, 2011, celebrates the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels and commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 signature of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. Teachers play a crucial role during and after disasters and conflict by providing learners the opportunity for continuity in school, which can lead to a greater sense of hope and psychosocial support during an otherwise tumultuous time. Teachers also play an important role in transmitting cultural and social values such as tolerance, dialogue and gender equality. This year World Teachers’ Day events focus on the theme “Teachers for Gender Equality.”

INEE has produced a number of publications that support teachers in the most difficult circumstances:

INEE Pocket Guide to Gender – Equality in and through EducationOutlines useful principles for a gender-responsive approach to guide all education programming, and provides responses to some of the most common misconceptions and arguments against gender mainstreaming in the education sector. It then gives concrete strategies and actions for putting gender equality into practice in the major domains of education.Download the INEE Pocket Guide to Gender in English and French.

NOW AVAILABLE: INEE Guidance Notes on Teaching and Learning in PDF and print in French, Spanish and forthcoming in Arabic!

These Guidance Notes articulate good practice on critical issues related to curricula adaptation and development; teacher training, professional development and support; instruction and learning processes; and the assessment of learning outcomes.


The Teachers’ Users Guide (Appendix 8, pages 63-70) is designed to be used by teachers and teacher trainers. It offers practical tips for teachers to keep in mind when planning and supporting classes in crisis settings.

Click here to learn more about the Teaching and Learning initiative, including related case studies and training materials

INEE Guidance Notes on Teacher Compensation
These Guidance Notes, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, provide guidance on the policy, coordination, management and financial aspects of teacher compensation, but also on teacher motivation, support and supervision.

Download here.

INEE Minimum Standards Toolkit Thematic Guide on Teachers and other Education Personnel

To help contextualise the good practice guidance within the INEE Minimum Standards, this Thematic Tool Guide contains practical field-friendly tools, guidelines, checklists, case studies and good practices linked to specific Minimum Standards relating to how to train, manage, compensate and monitor teachers and other education personnel, providing them with the necessary materials, support and supervision.

Download here

Request hardcopies of all of these tools on the INEE website and email materials@ineesite.orgwith any questions.  

Understanding the Role of Teacher Policy and Programming in Fragility

INEE presented this paper at the Third International Policy Dialogue Forum of the Task Force on Teachers for EFA, 12-13 September 2011. It explores how policy and programming related to teachers can impact on education’s potential to either mitigate or exacerbate conflict and fragility in situations considered post-conflict/ post-disaster. The paper applies country-level research to provide recommendation for fragility mitigating teacher policies and programming good practices and also identifies gaps in knowledge for additional research.



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