The proposed combining of two separate themes ‘equity in education’
and ‘teaching quality’ into a single report do not sit comfortably together.
The focus of the report needs to be sharpened.
There is a lack of connection between the UNESCO Teacher Strategy
and the proposed coverage of the 2013 GMR.
The overview of proposed coverage for the 2013 GMR over-emphasises factors external to teacher and teaching quality, notably curriculum and assessment.
There are significant factors influencing teacher and teaching quality which are omitted which need to be covered in the GMR.
The 2013 GMR should cover the themes relating to teacher and teaching quality included in the UNESCO Teacher Strategy 2012–2015.
The GMR should give much greater focus to the following factors which
influence teacher and teaching quality: Initial teacher education; Continuing professional development; Leadership; and, Teacher status