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    Stop precarious work!

    Education International

    Mr. Dyokwe worked as an employee of a factory in Cape Town, South Africa beginning in 2000. In 2003, he was asked by his supervisor to go and “sign a form”. When he went to the office at the address provided, he was told that he would have to go to work for a “labour broker” if he wanted to keep his...

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    A crisis of cost: Economic constraints to hiring more and better teachers

    Education International

    My previous post (“Teacher supply gaps and the looming quality crisis in developing countries”) looked at how supply gaps in quality teachers and teacher training exacerbate the well-known global teacher shortfall in both primary and post-primary phases.  We are quickly finding out, unfortunate...

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    Teacher supply gaps and the looming quality crisis in developing countries

    Education International

    It is widely recognized that while the number and recruitment of teachers has grown significantly since 1970, recruitment rates have stalled and moreover have not kept pace with expanding enrolments.[1]  This has led to a worldwide shortage of teachers that is particularly acute in developing c...

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