List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ADEAAssociation for the Development of Education in Africa
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
CEARTJoint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel
CMECCouncil of Ministers of Education (Canada)
CPD Continuing/Continual professional development
CPTDContinuing professional teacher development
CTPDS Continuing Teacher Professional Development System
DBEDepartment of Basic Education (South Africa) and DHET Department of Higher Education and Training (South Africa)
DoEDepartment of Education
ECEEarly Childhood Education
EFAEducation for All campaign/framework/goals
EIEducation International
EIPEvidence-informed policy
EMISEducation Management Information Systems
ENHANSEEnabling HIV and AIDS, TB and Social Sector Environment Project (Nigeria)
ESDEducation for Sustainable Development
FTIFast Track Initiative
GDPGross domestic product
GEQAFGeneral Education Quality Analysis Framework
GPEGlobal Partnership for Education
HIV and AIDSHuman Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ICTInformation and communication technology
IIEPUNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning
ILOInternational Labour Organisation
INEE Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
INSETIn-service teacher education and training
IPETInitial professional education of teachers
ISCEDInternational Standard Classification of Education
ITTInitial teacher training
MCTEMinisterial Committee on Teacher Education (South Africa)
MoEMinistry of Education
MPMember of Parliament
MTEFMedium-Term Expenditure Framework
NGONon-governmental organisation
NPFTEDNational Policy Framework for Teacher Education and Development (South Africa)
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OREALC/UNESCOOficina Regional de Educación para América Latina y el Caribe, UNESCO Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
PCPDPost-conflict and post-disaster
PTAParent teacher association
PTRPupil–teacher ratio
QTSQualified teacher status
RTERight to Education Act (India)
SABERSystems Approach for Better Results in Education
SACESouth African Council for Educators
SACMEQSouthern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality
SEAMEOSoutheast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation
SSASchool self-assessment
TALISOECD Teaching and Learning International Survey
TEMPTeacher Education Master Plan (Tanzania)
TESSATeacher Education for Sub-Saharan Africa
TMISTeacher Management Information System
TSCTeachers Service Commission
TVETTechnical and vocational education and training
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UISUNESCO Institute for Statistics
UNICEFUnited Nations Children’s Fund
UNRWAUnited Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UPEUniversal primary education
UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
USAUnited States of America
USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development
VSOVoluntary Service Overseas
WHOWorld Health Organisation