Promote the status of the teaching profession, improve professional standards and terms and working conditions, and counter de-professionalisation trends

  • Initiate a global discussion on the future of the teaching profession

  • Strengthen the Global Network for Teaching Quality and Effectiveness

  • Promote the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel, and the ILO Policy Guidelines on the promotion of Decent Work for Early Childhood Education Personnel

  • Counter the employment of unqualified teachers, the erosion of teachers’ professional autonomy, the use of high stakes standardised methods of evaluating students, repressive forms of teacher evaluation and other de-professionalisation trends

  • Support effective recruitment and retention programs as a core strategy to reach Education For All targets and help meet SDG Goal 4 and improve educational quality, including through quality training and upgrading programs for unqualified and under-qualified teachers and improve school and institutional leadership

  • Promote the Declaration on Professional Ethics

  • Support fair compensation of education workers and good working conditions

  • Oppose the commercialisation and privatisation of education and their damaging effects on professional standards, quality education and the rights of education workers. 

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