Investing scarce financial resources sensibly to get the best results underpins the work of GPE on value for money.
Teachers are key to education and provide daily direct support to children’s learning. They are the largest financial investment in the system. They also bring other elements of the education system—classrooms, textbooks and other learning materials—to life.
This note uses the available literature to focus on specific choices that have to be made on how teachers are recruited, managed and supported to promote learning for all. It tries to deal with the hard trade-offs faced by governments—such as between paying more to teachers and hiring more teachers—alongside the more complex, nuanced trade-offs between teacher training methodologies and the challenges in assessing good teaching.
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