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The world is facing an acute and growing shortage of teachers. Currently, there are 60 million teachers in the world, but another 15-35 million are needed to achieve Education for All by 2015.
  Capacity Building of Teacher Training Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa  
TTISSA.jpgUNESCO is ensuring that quality teaching becomes a reality in Africa. This publication is a valuable source of information for the wide range of stakeholders currently involved in helping improve the training of African teachers. More

  Reading and writing poetry  
poetry.bmpThis new booklet features the opinions of nearly 50 noted poets from around the world on the best ways to present poetry to secondary school pupils. More

  How ICT can create new, open learning environments  
ICT.bmpApril 7, 2005 - (UNESCO) A new UNESCO handbook provides concrete examples of how information and communication technologies can create new, open learning environments. More

  Changing teaching practices  
changingpractices.jpgOctober 15, 2004 (UNESCO) - Many teachers work in overcrowded classrooms where frontal teaching and rote learning makes it difficult to motivate children for school. A new UNESCO report explores new teaching methods and strategies to change teacher practices. More

  Roundtable debate on new competencies for teachers  
invitation.jpgOctober 5, 2004 - "New Competencies for Teachers". This is the title of a roundtable debate organized today in Paris by the French National Commission for UNESCO. The roundtable will be moderated by Jean Favier, President of the National Commission. More

  Respect for teachers in decline, says Education International  
wtd_ei.jpgSeptember 21, 2004 (Education International) - Education International (EI) decries the declining level of respect and appreciation for teachers on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day on 5 October.

EI is a worldwide trade union organization bring together over 26 million education personnel.

Documents World Teachers’ Day, 5 October 2005
Training for a Stronger Teaching Force!

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5 October 2005
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ICT for teacher training portal

UNESCO Bangkok has created a gateway to Internet resources and websites to help teachers utilize ICT to enhance their teaching
Link to the Portal

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