Better education through better teaching

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Improving teaching is an obvious path to better education, but there can be many obstacles along the way. In this edition of Learning World we take a look at some of those in three stories from around the world. In our first we visit Chile where teaching is not highly paid and not even well regarded as a career choice.

A shortage of teachers can also reduce the quality of teaching and that is often a problem in Africa. Our second report is from Sierra Leone where teaching standards fell after appropriately qualified professionals fled the war and never returned.

Argentina is the destination for our third story, and the final destination of an eccentric and inspirational world tour by two British teachers. They travelled around the world in a tuc-tuc, on a mission to raise teaching standards and improve education in line with the UN’s goal of universal primary education by 2015.

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Chile

Choosing to teach

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s teacher training programme

Argentina

Tuk-tuk travels

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