Friday, 13 April 2012

5.4 Million Primary Teachers Required

According to UNESCO there is a global shortage of trained and motivated teachers and in particular in primary education. In order to meet the Education For All goal of achieving Universal Primary Education by 2015, 5.4 million primary teachers are needed. UNESCO's Institute for Statistics suggest that one solution is to harness the power of mobile technologies in meeting this need - both in supporting teachers and their professional development, and in retaining existing teachers.

This continues to remain an interest of mine and UNESCO are due to report back on four projects that they will implement with teacher training organisations in Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan and Mexico in 2012 to further explore and understand this area.

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