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Learning for all: the essential role of teachers in inclusive education

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Inclusive education has been a universally acknowledged goal for over two decades, since Salamanca Statement (1994). This goal has been further strengthened by the Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities (2006) and the Sustainable Development Goals (2015), the former making inclusive education a fundamental human right and the latter tying it to a broader global development agenda. The central role of the teacher cannot be underestimated if we aim to provide universal and inclusive education for all.

The learning crisis in Afghanistan

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Although access to schooling has improved significantly in the last decade, fourth grade Afghan students are still not learning. After 4 years in primary school, only two-thirds of Afghan students have fully mastered the language curriculum for the first grade and less than half of them have mastered the mathematics curriculum for the first grade.

Teach… El cambio apenas comienza

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El 31 de enero de 2019, presentamos oficialmente Teach, la nueva herramienta de observación de aula del Banco Mundial, como parte del lanzamiento de la Plataforma Mundial para Lograr Maestros Exitosos. Desde el evento, hemos recibido muchos correos electrónicos y comentarios en línea (ver aqui y aqui) de maestros de Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, República Dominicana, India, Perú y El Salvador; encargados de formular políticas de Côte d'Ivoire, Colombia y Ecuador; organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG) de Jordania, Liberia y Guatemala, y de investigadores de Brasil, Filipinas, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Perú y Venezuela. La mayoría de sus mensajes se centra en dos cuestiones principales: 1) Cómo implementar Teach, y 2) Cómo se puede usar Teach para apoyar a los profesores y mejorar sus prácticas de enseñanza. Este blog tiene como objetivo abordar estas materias. Si tiene más preguntas, visite nuestra página web o escríbanos a [email protected].

Teach … The change is just beginning

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Also available in: Arabic  



On January 31, 2019, we officially unveiled Teach, World Bank’s new classroom observation tool, as part of the launch of the Global Platform for Successful Teachers event. Since the event, we’ve received many emails and comments online (see here and here) from teachers in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, India, Peru, and El Salvador; policymakers in Côte d'Ivoire, Colombia, and Ecuador; NGOs in Jordan, Liberia, and Guatemala; and researchers from Brazil, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Peru, and Venezuela. Most of their messages focus on two main questions: 1) How to implement Teach and 2) How Teach can be used to support teachers and improve their teaching practices. This blog aims to address these questions. If you have additional queries, please check out our web page or email us at: [email protected].

Digital School Census in 10 Weeks? How it was done in Sierra Leone

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Data being collected from students in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kabira Namit/World Bank)
Les données concernent entre autres les élèves de Port Loko, Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kabira Namit/Banque mondiale)

Note: This blog is specifically about Sierra Leone’s successful transition to a digital school census but has broader implications for other countries who plan to adopt digital tools at a wider scale to collect data and monitor education and healthcare facilities in their countries. 

In April of last year, the new Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone approached the World Bank with a strong commitment to prioritize education and an intriguing request.

Teach: Enfrentar a crise da aprendizagem, uma sala de aula de cada vez

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Apesar do enorme progresso feito para que mais crianças estejam em sala de aula, estamos no meio de uma crise global de aprendizagem, onde um grande número de crianças conclui o ensino primário sem sequer possuir competencias básicas de literacia e numeraciaO que explica este fenómeno?  Para responder a esta pergunta, considere os seguintes exemplos de salas de aula onde as chances de levar os alunos ao sucesso são improváveis.

Teach: Abordando la crisis de aprendizaje, aula por aula

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A pesar del enorme progreso realizado en lograr que haya más niños en el aula, nos encontramos en medio de una crisis global de aprendizaje, donde un gran número de niños finalizan la educación primaria sin siquiera poseer las habilidades básicas de lectura, escritura y aritmética. ¿Qué explica este fenómeno?  Para responder esta pregunta, considere los siguientes ejemplos de aulas donde las posibilidades de éxito de los estudiantes son muy bajas.

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