Influencing the Global Discussion
Meeting the challenge of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4)—to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”—and all of the SDGs, will require strong leadership that is deeply informed by local context and a commitment to collaborating across borders and learning from educational practices around the world.
We are an influential voice in the global discussion, advocating based on our diverse experiences for equity and opportunity for children.
The Teach For All network is increasing national, regional and global understanding of the importance of our core purpose as a crucial contribution to achieving the global education agenda commitments, mainly Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, among global influencers.
Contributing to national and regional agendas:
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Work Plan on Education 2016-2020: In May 2016, the 10 ASEAN Education Ministers endorsed a political agreement to include Teach For All in their Work Plan. READ MORE
- Relations with the U.S. State Department: Teach For All has been supporting the important READ Act alongside other members of the Basic Education Coalition, to enhance transparency and accelerate the impact of U.S. basic education programs around the world. The Act was passed in August 2017. READ MORE
- The European Union's Education, Culture and Skills agenda: In light of the network's global and specific EU experience, 11 Teach For All network CEOs recommended to the EU that the future Erasmus initiative (post-2020) should focus on five priority areas to further its impact in shaping the future of education. READ MORE
- A New Way For Talents in Teaching (NEWTT): The Erasmus+ NEWTT consortium, which includes Teach For All partners and government institutions, among others, consists of piloting and testing alternative pathways to teacher certification in five EU Member States to inform EU-wide policy. READ MORE
- From Innovators in Inclusive Education to Real Scale Transfer (FIERST): In response to a call from the European Commission, under the Erasmus+ initiative, requesting projects that will foster greater social inclusion in the EU to inform policy orientation, Teach For All network partners and stakeholders have launched a project to scale locally generated best practice for inclusive education. READ MORE
Contributing to the international agenda:
- The Brookings Institution's Millions Learning Case Study on Teach For All: In its 2016 "Millions Learning" report, the Brookings Institution examined programs and policies that were designed to contribute to large scale gains in learning. The Teach For All case study describes the drivers behind Teach For All's scaling impact. READ MORE
- Teach For All's Contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- Teach For All is actively working to bring attention to leadership development as a key factor for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4, to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" (SDG 4). READ MORE
- As part of the implementation of the Education Commission Learning Generation report's recommendation around investing in an "ecosystem" for education to support local capacity, promote cross-border learning, and the sharing of innovations, Teach For All has co-convened a number of events and working groups to realize SDG 4. In its 2017 Progress Report, the Education Commission highlighted its engagement with Teach For All over the past year to help advance its recommendations. (pg. 14).
- The OECD's "The Future of Education and Skills 2030" project: The OECD published a brochure that describes the work it is doing to support education systems understand what type of 21st century skills children need to thrive, and how to develop these skills. Teach For All is one of the contributing partners of the Education 2030 working groups on learner agency. READ MORE about the Teach For All vision-aligned student outcomes framework — PADA
- Teach For All Network Innovations Recognized by Brookings: Teach For All's Global Innovation Hub has been recognized as one of the 15 global "Education Innovation Spotters" in the Brookings Institution report "Can We Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress". READ MORE
- Teach For All's Contribution to the "learning crisis" debate: At the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF in October 2017, Teach For All participated in the panel discussion focused on the World Bank's World Development Report 2018, which for the first time addressed education, warning of a global 'learning crisis.' The report findings highlight systemic issues Teach For All partners are working to address. READ MORE
- The Government & Multilateral Capacity Building Fellowship: The Teach For All global organization-led Fellowship equips partner organizations with the necessary support, skills, and tools to engage effectively with government, bilateral, and multilateral agencies and increase their contributions to national, regional and global education agendas