Proposed UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2013: the UK National Commission’s submission to the consultation

Article date: 8 Jul 2013, Author: Gary Brace

Each year, UNESCO publishes an Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) reporting on the world’s progress towards achieving the six ‘Education for All’ goals. Each report also examines a particular education theme.

The theme for 2013 is ‘Teaching and learning for development’. The UNESCO GMR team has produced an overview of the proposed coverage of the 2013 GMR and is consulting on it. This policy brief seeks to help shape the scope of the thematic section of the 2013 GMR, with a particular focus on the second part of the theme ‘Teaching and learning for maximum impact’. It includes several recommendations, including a sharper focus for the GMR, better linking to the UNESCO Teacher Strategy and less emphasis on factors external to teacher and teaching quality, among others.