2.3 Using existing tools: Analytical works and available policy documents on teachers and education

Activity: Information available to guide teacher policy making

As you read section 2.3, note down:

  • The key international and regional organisations who collect data relevant to teacher policy making.
  • The data that each organisation makes available.

A number of international and regional organizationsFootnote 7 produce data, indicators and analytical tools and publications that can assist policy and decision-makers in defining, implementing, assessing and revising a national teacher policy. Many have been developed, validated or piloted at the country level, in close consultation with education authorities, as well as teacher representatives (unions, professional associations and individual teachers) and representatives of learners and other education stakeholders. This section briefly summarises some of the more important sources, and how they may assist in teacher policy work, and provides links to digital and print sources.

In terms of national sources, the Guide refers selectively to education legislation or acts relevant to various teacher policy issues. Access to a fuller list of national legislation by country – and in some cases in the relevant language – is also available through certain organizational websites mentioned below.

2.2.8 Evaluation and revision

2.3.1 ILO and UNESCO