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Chief Executive Michael O’Sullivan is taking part in a debate today at this week’s Education World Forum, the largest gathering of education and skills ministers in the world.
He is speaking in a debate on ‘Accelerating teaching quality improvement’. In his speech, he underlines the faith that the organisation places in the professional status of teachers, but makes the point that good teacher training must take place in the context of a focus on learning.
“We believe that three important factors are essential to the achievement of a focus on learning. Firstly, there is the curriculum – specifying what the curriculum should cover and creating a fit-for-purpose curriculum. Closely connected to the curriculum is assessment – how do we make sure that assessment is clearly linked to our curriculum and supports it? Finally, we need to provide teachers with an environment which supports their work.”
The debate, chaired by David Aaronovitch, will also include contributions from education ministers and Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Cambridge International Examinations has joined forces with Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press to become a platinum partner of the forum. Michael O’Sullivan is blogging about the event on the Cambridge Assessment website. Read his notes here.