Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel : Final Report
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This report summarizes the analysis of major issues affecting the status of teaching personnel worldwide at all levels of education by the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART), referred to in this report as the Joint Committee. Composed of eminent education experts from around the world, the Joint Committee at its 11th Session examined a number of urgent issues affecting teaching personnel, including escalating violence in education, the role of social dialogue in a climate of austerity and public services cutbacks, academic freedom in the context of changes in higher education, the continuing shortage of teachers in many countries, and how conditions of employment can be improved to attract highly qualified people to the teaching profession. The Joint Committee also adopted general conclusions regarding the deprofessionalization of teaching and the effects of the current recession on education personnel.