A group of learners playing together

Mat Wright

Saturday 22 June 2024

About the webinar

Teacher policy is a key factor that influences the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning, which are essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and other related goals. However, many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face challenges in developing and implementing teacher policy that is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and responsive to the diverse and evolving needs of learners and societies. This presentation will provide an overview of the main components and dimensions of teacher policy, such as recruitment, training, qualification, motivation, support, and governance. It will also discuss the principles and processes of teacher policy development and implementation, highlighting the importance of stakeholder participation, evidence-based decision making, and context-specific adaptation. Finally, it will showcase some examples of good practices and lessons learned from different countries and regions that have made progress in teacher policy reform and innovation. The presentation aims to inspire and inform policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders who are interested in teacher policy and its implications for SDG4 and beyond.

About the speakers

Dr. Kaleba Walingene Joseph, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the National Pedagogical University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English Literature and Civilisation at Kinshasa, DR Congo. Doctor in English Didactics, Kaleba is an EFL teacher trainer, and English club specialist with a well-established reputation as an expert in the field of English language teaching across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also attended and spoken at a number of local, regional and international conferences including IATEFL in the UK and TESOL in the USA. He is currently expanding his field of knowledge in education management, educational leadership and policy at East China Normal University.

Ms. Alemtsehay Tefera Abesa is from Kellem Wallaga, Zone, and Oromia, Ethiopia. She holds a Bachelor degree in Educational planning and Management. Currently, she is studying Master’s program in educational Leadership and policy at East China Normal University. Her working experience is promising as former teacher and school Director; nowadays Ms. Alemtsehay has been a Leader of Kellem Wollega Zone at Administrative office as top committee. She is doing her job professionally, surveying the deployment of her subordinates, giving directions, recognising and encouraging them. 


Saturday 22 June 2024


12:00 pm GMT See what time this is your location     


60 minutes

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