Teachers are the essential link to delivering a quality education to all children. To achieve the goal of universal education, the world needs more, better trained and better supported teachers.
Teachers have the single biggest impact on children learning (John Hattie, Visible Learning).
The availability of well-trained, motivated and supported teachers, nurturing and stable learning environments and adequate learning materials are among the factors that lead to effective teaching and positive learning outcomes.
While student-teacher ratios have improved – mostly in richer countries – in recent years, many countries continue to have an average of 40 or more students per teacher, inadequate teacher training, and limited teaching resources.