Successful Teachers Policy Paper and Observation Tool
Recruiting and Supporting Society's Most Crucial Profession
The World Bank Education Global Practice launched its Global Platform for Successful Teachers with the introduction of a policy paper titled "Successful Teachers, Successful Students: Recruiting and Supporting Society's Most Crucial Profession" and the launch of the World Bank's open source classroom observation tool (Teach).
The policy paper describes the vision and key principles guiding the World Bank's support to countries on teachers. The World Bank’s vision is to ensure all children are taught by effective teachers, with education systems supporting teachers to do their best. Effective teachers are teachers who combine deep content knowledge, high-quality practices, creativity and empathy to improve student learning today and their long-term readiness to learn.
Teach is an open source classroom observation tool that provides a window into one of the less explored and more important aspects of a student’s education: what goes on in the classroom. The tool is intended to be used in primary classrooms (grades 1-6) and was designed to help low- and middle-income countries track and improve teaching quality.