Gender, HIV/AIDS and the Status of Teachers

Report of the Third Commonwealth Teachers' Research Symposium

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In February 2008 the Commonwealth Secretariat collaborated with Education International, the worldwide umbrella organisation of teachers’ unions, to hold the third in a series of research symposiums.

Researchers from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia met in Maputo to address the most critical human resource for the achievement of education goals – the teacher.

Under the theme of ‘Gender, HIV/AIDS and the Status of Teachers’ the symposium looked at the mobility of teachers and assessed the impact and effect of HIV/AIDS on education and the teaching profession.

This publication reports the fruits of their discussions, and their recommendations on these three key issues.



Teacher Supply, Recruitment and Retention in Six Sub-Saharan Anglophone Countries

The achievement of the Education for All (EFA) targets and education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)17 depends, to a very large extent, on the availability of properly trained and qualified teachers. The educational quality imperative cannot be met without quality teachers-these are professionally trained teachers who understand both subject matter and teaching pedagogy.


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