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Global Report on Teachers: Addressing Teacher Shortages and Transforming the Profession
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2024 | 185 p.
ISBN 978-92-3-100655-5
Corporate author: 
UNESCO; International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030

The world faces a critical shortage of teachers, hindering the achievement of SDG 4 and the Education 2030 agenda. This first Global Report on Teachers stresses the urgency of this challenge and calls for immediate action. Exposing a projected deficit of 44 million primary and secondary education teachers by 2030, the report examines the complexity of the crisis, from sub-Saharan Africa’s need for 15 million more teachers to a decline in the attractiveness of the profession and subsequent retention challenges in higher-income countries. Filling a void in the field and grounded in new data, the report calls for international cooperation and increased education investment, offering a roadmap to empower teachers and to find policy solutions to ensure every learner is taught by a qualified, motivated and well-supported teachers.

Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Sustainable development / sustainability
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Teacher shortage
Teacher policy
Teacher conditions of employment
international cooperation