Global Experts Say Keeping Quality Educators in Classrooms Means Offering More Support

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In a new study, top global teachers tell CMRubinWorld that improving global education overall includes making teaching a more financially attractive career.

Research indicates teachers become teachers for a number of reasons, including the variety the job offers, love of their subject or a great experience in their own schooling that inspired them to make a difference in the lives of others. Research also indicates that to improve the quality of candidates for teacher training programs and to motivate teachers to enter and stay in their profession, it’s essential to offer competitive pay.

Teacher pay varies all over the world. CMRubinWorld asked top educators around the world if we make teaching a more financially attractive career, will it improve global education overall? “Without raising salaries to ensure the quality of life for teachers, it is difficult to attract good people into the pedagogical profession and in the long run, innovation, improvement of education quality will inevitably fail,” says Nam Ngo Thanh in Vietnam. Richard Wells in New Zealand says that his country needs 400 more teachers in 2019 and that this target is “increasing each day as young teachers give up trying to make do, and the experienced retire to avoid the increasing demands from a public sector starved of practitioners.” Michael Soskil in the United States notes that “the real, unspoken question that is being asked is: Is it worth investing in our teachers?”

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