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But who will teach the children? Global teacher recruitment and sustainable education

Laming, M.M. (2007) But who will teach the children? Global teacher recruitment and sustainable education. In: 29th International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Triennial Conference: Working on the Millenium Development Goals, 10 - 16 August 2007, Manchester, England



The second of the Millennium Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 was universal primary education for all children. The inclusion of universal primary education is a recognition that education plays a crucial role in the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of peace and security, however the UN Millennium Project team estimates that there are more than 100 million primary age children not attending school for a variety of reasons (UN Millennium Project, 2005). In most cases their families are too poor to afford the costs involved, in many cases their labour or their income is needed at home, in others there is no school available, but increasingly children are prevented from attaining full primary education because there are insufficient teachers to staff schools adequately.

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