Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers

This guide is based on rich information that emerged from the INEE-hosted online forum on Teacher Professional Development in Crisis. Experts from around the world participated in this forum to discuss the status of teacher professional development (TPD) in fragile and crisis affected contexts. The forum resulted in the ideas and recommendations that are presented throughout the guide, including TPD standards; continued support of teachers; the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT); and the definition of quality teachers in such contexts, among others.

The guide highlights seven key recommendations to improve training for teachers in fragile environments:

  • Focus on teachers in fragile contexts - as professionals, learners and individuals
  • Develop, apply, measure and institutionalize standards for teacher professional development
  • Create professional development opportunities that promote teacher collaboration
  • Provide teachers with ongoing support
  • Invest in high-quality teacher educators
  • Build instructional leadership at all levels of the educational system
  • Use ICT to provide access to content, professional development and professional learning communities

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Where It's Needed Most

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Teacher Professional Development