The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is mandated by the international community to collect, analyse and disseminate internationally comparable statistics on education, including those on and related to teachers. Based within a framework that emphasises quantity and quality issues for teachers, this chapter describes the current UIS international collection of teacher data, the policy options they intend to inform, as well as key limitations and challenges of the present data. In reaction to this, the chapter also presents UIS’s on-going developmental work related to the global data collection and statistics on primary and secondary teachers ranging from the measurement of current shortages, particularly in developing countries aiming to achieve universal primary education (UPE), to the expansion of an international framework that sheds additional light on teacher and teaching quality.
Wallet, P. (2015), "The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Strategy on Teacher Statistics: Developing Effective Measures of Quantity and Quality in Education", Promoting and Sustaining a Quality Teacher Workforce (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 39-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-367920140000027002
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