Teachers and Educational Quality:
Monitoring Global Needs for 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa will need another 1.6 million teachers in classrooms by 2015 to provide every child with a primary education, according to a new report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Chronic shortages are also expected in the Arab States, which will need to expand their teaching force by 26% in less than a decade to achieve the same goal.
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Entitled “Teachers and Educational Quality: Monitoring Global Needs for 2015”, the report provides global and regional assessments on the state of teachers and education quality. By highlighting trends in teacher quantity and quality, it explores the policy implications of bridging the gap between the two, especially in developing countries. It also compares the strengths and shortcomings of recruitment and deployment policies as well as working conditions around the world.
Countries across the world will need to recruit more than 18 million teachers over the next decade. The greatest challenge lies in sub-Saharan Africa, which will need to expand its teaching force by 68% over this period. By 2015, countries like Chad will need almost four times as many primary teachers, from 16,000 to 61,000, while Ethiopia must double its stock to achieve universal primary education.
• Download the full press release.
• Download the full report (6.5 MB) or chapter 1, chapter 2 and chapter 3 in English (soon available in French).
• Download regional profiles (Arab States, East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa)
• Download the statistical tables in EXCEL.
• Download the questionnaires used to collect data for this report