As new brain research helps us to understand the best conditions for learning and while the demands of the future lives of the present generation are very much unknown, it is worth taking stock on the present situation of teachers and learners:
Education for All : Global Monitoring Report 2013/2014
“Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all”
Launch date 29 Jan 2014.
The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will show why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It will explain how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.
Equity and quality education will be pivotal in the post 2015 agenda. Visit our post 2015 online hub for resources and updates on ‘Education Post 2015’.
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- Download the Education Transforms Lives booklet | French | Spanish | Arabic
**Global Learning Crisis Costing $129 Billion a Year
UNESCO’s 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Reportreveals that a global learning crisis is costing governments $129 billion a year. Ten percent of global spending on primary education is being lost on poor quality education that is failing to ensure that children learn. This situation leaves one in four young people in poor countries unable to read a single sentence. The report concludes that good teachers are the key to improvement and calls on governments to provide the best in the profession to those who need them most.
** This year’s report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All, warns that without attracting and adequately training enough teachers the learning crisis will last for several generations and hit the disadvantaged hardest. In many sub-Saharan African countries, for example, the Report reveals that only one in five of the poorest children reach the end of primary school having learned the basics in reading and mathematics. Read More Download Report
- New education goals after 2015 must include an explicit commitment to equity so that every child has an equal chance of an education. New goals need clear, measurable targets with indicators that will track the progress of the most disadvantaged.
- New goals after 2015 must ensure that every child is in school and learning the basics. Children do not only have the right to be in school, but also to learn while there, and to emerge with the skills they need to find secure, well-paid work.
- Ensure the best teachers reach the learners who need them most. National education plans must include an explicit commitment to reaching the marginalized. Teachers should be recruited locally, or have similar backgrounds to disadvantaged learners. Every teacher needs pre- and in-service training on ways to target support to disadvantaged children. Incentives must be provided to ensure the best teachers work in remote, under-served areas. Governments must work to retain their best teachers, providing pay that meets at least their basic needs, good working conditions and a career path.
Update from INEE, after the launch:
Present and past reports: