The 2030 global education agenda and teachers, teaching and teacher education

Sayed, Yusuf, Ahmed, Rashid and Mogliacci, Rada (2018) The 2030 global education agenda and teachers, teaching and teacher education. In: Verger, Antoni, Altinyelken, Hukya K and Novelli, Mario (eds.) Global education policy and international development: new agendas, issues and policies, 2nd edition. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 185-208. ISBN 9781474296014

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for all (EFA) Goals have been replaced by a Sustainable Development Framework with a new set of arguably more ambitious goals and targets. The most recent report Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development highlights this framework and outlines the education goals. The overarching goal that has been put forward for education is to Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All. The targets associated with this goal between them cover all educational levels from early childhood development and care to scholarships for Higher Education and crucially teachers and teacher supply. In this context, we discuss the continuities and discontinues in the new SDG quality agenda through an analysis of the policy debates and documents about the evolving framework paying particular attention to how quality is conceptualised ,how it is translated into targets and how teachers are located in the global education quality discourse and governance frameworks. The analysis will be rooted in a discussion of what this changed global education agenda means for teacher education, teaching, and teachers. The paper argues for the notion of education quality as a dynamic, process oriented social justice process.

Yusuf Sayed is the Professor of International Education and Development Policy at the University of Sussex He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, South Africa. . He was also the South African Research Chair in Teacher Education, and the Founding Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE), 2014-2017 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa. Peviously Yusuf was Senior Policy Analyst at the EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Team Leader for Education and Skills, the Department for International Development UK, and Head of Department of Comparative Education at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Yusuf is an education policy specialist with a career in international education and development research. He is presently engaged in several research projects on teachers and teacher education including the ESRC/DFID funded project “Engaging teachers in peacebuilding in post conflict contexts: evaluating education interventions in Rwanda and South Africa and several large-scale studies about teacher professionalism, teacher education and continuing professional development in South Africa and globally.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 01:00

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