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Development of Guidelines on Policy and Curricular Issues in Teacher Education

There are two main international legal instruments specific to teachers.  These are:

i) the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, 1966, and

ii) the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel, 1997

 

The Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers (CEART) is composed of 12 independent experts - six appointed by the ILO and six appointed by UNESCO - and it meets every three years to study the application of these two standards.  It then makes recommendations to the Governing Body of the ILO and to the Executive Board of UNESCO, and through them to governments, employers' and workers' organizations of their Member States, on how to improve the condition of the teaching profession within their respective mandates.