All over the world schools, ministries of education, teachers and parents try to improve the quality of primary school education. That happens at global and local levels, with initiatives touching just one school and systems that are covering entire countries. Little is known about the efficiency and effectiveness of the different initiatives and systems and the worldwide exchange of good practices and lessons learned are poorly developed. As a result a lot of interesting initiatives do not reach their potential because of a lack of replication. At the same time, schools, ministries of education and projects all over the world are sometimes re-inventing the wheel.
This search for improved teaching and teachers is the qualitative and equally important side of the primary education coin, the flip side being the quantitative Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education. In the search for this universal education quality should not be sacrificed.
The Teachers First Foundation is well aware of the need to do more with the experience, know-how and do-how concerning primary school education and in particular teaching. Good quality primary school education exists in many countries and has been one of the pillars of social and economic development. Although realities cannot be compared or simply copied to other countries, the know-how and do-how of a particular experience can be useful to other systems and schools. To realize this potential, successful experiences and good practices should be systematized and made available as widely as possible.
Under the name “SMART TEACHING SOLUTIONS” Teachers First invites you to contribute with a good practice you know or have worked on. Share it with the world. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go back to the page GOOD PRACTICES to see examples of Smart Teaching Solutions