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Week of Nov. 5 Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE). ACDE Re-Elects President, New Deputy and Outlines Priority Issues   ‘After three years of major reforms in Australian teacher education in Australia, there is still much to be done,’ Professor Aspland says. Brookings Institute. The importance of gender in early childhood education policy   Research in Asia and Africa on …

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Week of Oct. 29 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL CTV News. Ontario government to require math test for new teachers   The legislation comes after the Education Quality and Accountability Office, which administers standardized assessments in the province, said this summer that math test scores among public elementary students have been decreasing over the last five years.. Hürriet Daily News. Turkey’s education minister unveils …

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Week of Oct. 15 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Daily Kos When the World Bank Endorses “Education Reform” We Need to Worry …in Kenya, Bridge continues to receive support from Pearson and the World Bank. Poor families and local governments pay fees to Bridge, whose “schools” employ unqualified teachers that follow the company’s scripted curriculum. Daily Nation. Uncertainty as row on teachers entry …

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Week of Oct. 8 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Chalkbeat. Time to change how we think about early education, international study finds   The project, published in September as a book called “The Early Advantage: Early Childhood Systems that Lead by Example,” takes a deep look at services for young children in Australia, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. The work was led …

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Week of Oct. 1 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Independent. New government funding for schools and colleges is ‘drop in the ocean’, headteachers say   New government funding for a series of initiatives to boost technical education and teacher training opportunities has been criticised by headteachers as being a mere “drop in the ocean”. New York Times. Mexican Students Massacred by Army in 1968, …

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Week of Sept. 24 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL National Council on Education and the Economy. Solving the Teacher Shortage Crisis: How Some Countries are Working to It   While some American states and districts have responded to shortages by bringing unqualified and unprepared individuals into the profession, some of the world’s top-performing education systems are taking a different tack to combat teacher shortages …

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Week of Sept. 17 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL NYTimes. France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students? However, he acknowledged that phones were a top concern of the young teachers he trains, who inevitably ask how to deal with smartphone use in class. “Most of them think that they will be more protected with the law,” he said. …

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Week of Sept. 10 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Education International. Germany: “Higher investment in teacher education is overdue”  In a joint communiqué released on 10 September, the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) demand higher investment in teacher training, so that it can be quantitatively and qualitatively expanded and improved. Egypt Independent. Egypt’s Education Ministry to …

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Week of Sept. 3 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Education International. Caribbean education unions’ young teacher training for a bright future for teachers and education   … they articulated a long-term plan of visits to the Teachers’ Training College in Guyana, to encourage newly trained teachers to become members of the GTU and enlighten them on their rights and responsibilities. UNICEF. Education at risk …

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Month of August in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Deutsche Welle. Germany is desperate for teachers   The problem is the result of many factors: an increase in births, a large influx of refugees, a generation of teachers retiring, a lack of investment in education and high hurdles to get into teacher training programs at universities. Inside Education. Southern Africa has low levels of …

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Week of July 23 in Teacher Ed News 

NOTE: Teacher Ed News will resume the week of August 27. GLOBAL Al-Fanar Media. Canadian Teachers Offer a Refugee-Education Handbook   At the heart of the book is a collection of 30 lesson plans to prepare teachers for working with refugee children, and 11 lesson plans for teachers to use with refugee children. DevDiscourse. New Zealand …

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Week of July 16 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL DevDiscourse. UNESCO report says millions of children deprived of education in South Sudan   …Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education and Instruction.  “We must build schools; work to encourage girls to go to school, and train more teachers to retain and attract students.” Education International. Indonesia: governmental promise to hire 100,000 …

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Week of July 9 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Education International. Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business  In all  countries affected, the reform processes are a story of resistance and conflicts with the aim of having well-trained teachers who can perform their work under dignified and appropriate conditions. Education Week. Science Degree Holders More …

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Week of July 2 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL NYTimes. Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow   Students must now complete up to five courses to graduate — including a class on Marxism, one on morality, a modern Chinese history course, and “situation and policy education,” TES . Teachers ‘should model risky behaviour for pupils’ UNITED STATES American Institutes …

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Week of June 25 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL BBC News. Teacher numbers at lowest since 2013, official figures show   …qualified teachers leaving the profession outnumbered new recruits… A spokesman for the Department for Education pointed out that an additional 32,000 trainee teachers had been recruited last year. Education Week. British Columbia's Curriculum: A Glimpse of the Future?   In both cases, all teachers …

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Week of June 18 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL XinHuaNet. Across China: Transforming kindergartens in rural China   "The quality of education is not only decided by facilities but also by teachers," said Zhang. "The UNICEF project has helped us improve the quality of early education in rural areas as a whole through professional teacher training."   UNITED STATES AACTE. NEPC Review: NCTQ Report …

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Week of June 11 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL EUReporter. Inclusive education and tailored approaches can help combat poor educational outcomes for #Roma   Camille Gangloff of the Council of Europe presented the INSCHOOL project, the aim of which was to enhance social inclusion of Roma by promoting inclusive education and teacher training in selected schools in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and …

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Week of June 4 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich. US Secretary of Education visits PH Zurich  Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education of the United States, visited the PH Zurich on June 6, 2018. The education system and teacher education in Switzerland were at the center of her interest. Al-Monitor. Egypt’s education system set for major overhaul   "...teachers must undergo training and …

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Week of May 28 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL EduInternational. Nigerian children targeted by for-profit education corporation  …Bridge is on average more expensive for parents, uses unqualified staff, has low standards for staff training and is less concerned about inclusiveness and equality than others. By comparison, public schools in Lagos, which are free, have teachers with the highest level of qualification - all …

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Week of May 21 in Teacher Ed News 

GLOBAL Education International. High Court slams Bridge International Academies   The U.S. based  multinational has a chain of for profit, private schools targeting poor families in an increasing number of African and Asian countries. It uses unqualified teaching staff, who deliver pre-determined content from a tablet to fee paying students.   University World News . Teacher …

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