Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all (UNESCO report)

UNESCO’s 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report reveals that a global learning crisis is costing governments $129 billion a year.

Ten per cent 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. It warns that without attracting and adequately training enough teachers the learning crisis will last for several generations and hit the disadvantaged hardest.

Read the report.