Teach For All Press
August 14, 2017
by Wendy Kopp, Devex
To complement effective approaches for delivering aid, the EU should consider elevating a strategy centered on developing local leadership capacity in communities grappling with complex, entrenched challenges. To be clear, the term leadership as we use it here doesn’t necessarily mean an individual positioned at the top of the hierarchy in government or business. Leadership is defined by actions that are oriented towards improving the well-being of the community, and it can come from anyone.
July 17, 2017
by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Financial Times
Instead of haggling back and forth within the system that has created the problem, participants must be able to imagine, then work collectively to bring about a better system, with leadership shared across many different individuals and organisations. If this all sounds a little New Age, consider its impact on Teach for America and its sister organisation Teach for All, which now operates in 40 countries. Founder Wendy Kopp, now CEO of Teach for All, argues that the best way to improve global education is “an intentional effort to develop a diverse set of leaders”. Instead of training teachers, the goal is to build leaders who enter education through teaching but come to appreciate all the different factors that affect outcomes and intervene where they can.
July 05, 2017
by Samantha Williams, Project Syndicate
This is why, when G20 leaders discuss new economic development strategies for Africa, they should focus on investment in education. But, more important, they should seek to ensure that resources make it to those who rely on local leadership and innovation. Sustainable Development Goal 4 – to ensure equitable and inclusive education for all by 2030 – is attainable, but only if solutions come from the ground up, which means from the Africans most committed to them.
June 19, 2017
by Wendy Kopp, Medium
If the international development community can identify effective ways to lay pathways for local actors to access the footholds and support they need to exercise leadership within their communities and countries, a diverse range of local stakeholders can gain the resources, opportunity, and skills to work collaboratively to identify and implement solutions to social and economic challenges that fit their unique contexts.
May 11, 2017
by Wendy Kopp, Medium
When communities come together to develop a vision for children, inevitably it is a holistic vision that requires cultivating skills and traits that go beyond reading and math.