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The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Status Index 2018

Event date
Thursday, 8 November, 2018
Event time
17:30 to 18:30
Event place
National Institute of Social and Economic Research
Event Type
In-person event
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How does the status of teachers vary across different countries? And how does it compare to other occupations like doctors, nurses, policemen? Is there any correlation between the status of teachers and the academic performance of pupils? If we pay teachers better do we get better outcomes for pupils?

Join us at the National Institute for the launch of the Global Teacher Status Index for 2018, carried out by a research team at NIESR on behalf of the Varkey Foundation.

There have been many international comparisons in education but this Index, first published in 2013 and now in its second edition, is the most in-depth available study into the role of teacher status. The report is based on in-depth opinion polls of 41.000 people in 35 countries. It explores attitudes on issues ranging from what is a fair salary for teachers, to whether respondents think pupils respect teachers, to how highly people rank their own education system.

NIESR’s Research Director Prof. Peter Dolton will illustrate the main findings. Karen Giles, Advisory Board of the Varkey Foundation, will give a reply before opening the floor for questions to the audience of education experts, advocates and policy-makers.

Registration at 17.00 for prompt 17.30 start.

Where:  NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

When:   Thursday 8th November

17.00               Registration

17.30-18.30   Briefing and Q&A

18.30-19.30   Drinks Reception

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8 November 2018
17:30 - 18:30


National Institute of Social and Economic Research
2 Dean Trench StreetSmith Sqaure
London, SW1P 3HE United Kingdom


Education and Skills
In-person event