Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Roundtable
21 October 2019
Dear INEE members,
Due to the recent unrest and insecurity in Lebanon, we have been informed by UNESCO, one of our co-organizers, that unfortunately we must cancel the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Roundtable scheduled to take place in Beirut on November 4-5, 2019.
We will regroup with all of the roundtable co-organizers over the coming days to determine next steps. Please know we are committed to working together to improve support for teachers in crisis contexts and to holding a successful event in the future. We will be in touch soon with more information about these plans, and hope that we will still be able to count on your support and participation.
We regret all of the complications that this inevitably causes for registered participants and speakers. Most important, we send our concerns for the safety and well-being for everyone in Lebanon during this time.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
INEE on behalf of Oxfam, UNESCO, Teachers Task Force for Education 2030 and Education International
Teachers working in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts face numerous challenges, including, but not limited to: inequitable recruitment and management policies, barriers to certification, and a lack of sustained and relevant professional development opportunities. These conditions also adversely impact the learning, well-being, and future opportunities of children and adolescents.
While efforts to deliver quality education in these settings are promising, current policies (where they exist) and programs continue to fall short when it comes to providing continuous and systemic support to teachers. Gaps in translating research into improved policy and practice prevail and barriers for teachers remain unaddressed in many contexts.
It is therefore imperative that global education actors — including teachers and teacher educators — collaborate on systemic and large-scale approaches to improve teacher policy and practice in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts.
Teachers in Crisis Contexts Roundtable
The Teachers in Crisis Contexts Roundtable — co-sponsored by the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Oxfam*, UNESCO, the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, and Education International — will bring together practitioners, policymakers, education sector leaders, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and donors working in education in emergencies (EiE) and protracted crisis settings. The aim is to share promising practices, approaches, tools, and research; troubleshoot challenges and brainstorm solutions; identify knowledge gaps specific to teachers in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts; and mobilize committed actors around an action-oriented agenda for improving support to teachers working in these contexts.
- Produce, share, and learn from evidence-generating promising practices, policies, and research approaches for supporting teachers in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts.
- Engage teachers in decisions about practice, policy, and research through their active participation in the roundtable and post-event planning and advocacy.
- Identify critical gaps and develop an action-oriented agenda for improving teacher practices and policies in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts.
- Mobilize roundtable participants and their partners to build on the outcomes that emerge during the roundtable in our collective efforts to strengthen support to teachers.
The roundtable co-sponsors collected case studies about teacher programming and policies in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts. The case studies include compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice.
Click here to read the case studies.
We collected Teacher Stories (vignettes, videos, etc.) related to teacher management, teacher professional development, and/or teacher well-being in crisis and displacement contexts to ensure that teachers’ voices and experiences permeate all aspects of the event.
Click here to read the teacher stories.
*Oxfam is representing the Education for Life Consortium, which includes AVSI, Columbia Global Centers - Nairobi, Community Development Initiative, Education International, FAWEU, Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education, UNATU. The Teachers in Crisis Contexts Roundtable is funded by the European Union (through the Education for Life Consortium led by Oxfam).