Gender, HIV/AIDS and the Status of Teachers
Report of the Third Commonwealth Teachers' Research Symposium
In February 2008 the Commonwealth Secretariat collaborated with Education International, the worldwide umbrella organisation of teachers’ unions, to hold the third in a series of research symposiums.
Researchers from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia met in Maputo to address the most critical human resource for the achievement of education goals – the teacher.
Under the theme of ‘Gender, HIV/AIDS and the Status of Teachers’ the symposium looked at the mobility of teachers and assessed the impact and effect of HIV/AIDS on education and the teaching profession.
This publication reports the fruits of their discussions, and their recommendations on these three key issues.
Recommendations of the Symposium
Opening of the Symposium: Background and Introduction
Session 1. Teacher Mobility, Gender and Status, I
Session 2. Teacher Mobility, Gender and Status, II
Session 3. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education and the Teaching Profession, I
Session 4. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education and the Teaching Profession, II
Session 5. Panel Discussion: Strategies for Using Research to Improve Education Policies and Programmes
Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix 1. Gender, HIV/AIDS and the Status of Teachers – Keynote Address by Professor Michael Kelly
Appendix 2. Teacher Supply, Recruitment and Retention in Six Sub-Saharan Anglophone Countries: Report of a Study Conducted by Education International in The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia by Dennis Sinyolo
Appendix 3. Issues of Gender and Ethnicity in Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment and Migration – The Case of Twelve Teachers by Roli Degazon-Johnson
Appendix 4. Seminar Programme
Appendix 5. Symposium Participants
Roli Degazon-Johnson (Editor)Roli Degazon-Johnson is an Education Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
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