Hailed as the world’s largest grassroots education conference, our 2020 World Education Week event was a collective effort that provided an opportunity for 100 schools to showcase their excellence to a global online audience. Our inaugural event had over 111,000 free tickets booked for those 100 school events. Learn more about World Education Week and our 2020 Global Showcase Schools.
Through the event, we engaged with high level policy organisations such as the OECD, The World Bank, The Brookings Institution, Education International as well as Ministries of Education including those from Ghana, Philippines, South Africa, as well as the Presidency of Nigeria.
Additionally, several schools had support from their respective Ministers and Ministries of Education such as in:
In its first year, our World Education Week conference won the backing of Andreas Schleicher, the Director for Education & Skills at the OECD, who said:
What’s exciting about World Education Week is the idea of schools around the world sharing their expertise with their peers. After a turbulent period in global education, this is a great way of building back better.
The project was also welcomed by Jaime Saavedra, the Global Director for Education at the World Bank:
The sheer scale of educators around the globe combining to share expertise, excellence and wisdom in accelerating learning is hugely impressive. If all educators learn from the best educators of their countries and of the world we would make immense progress in ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. I welcome all to participate in World Education Week.
David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International – the global federation of teacher unions commented in support:
Teachers have amazed the world by taking the lead in this time of crisis. World Education Week is showcasing schools adapting to unprecedented challenges and striving for excellence illustrates that continuing determination against the odds to serve our students. Next comes the hard part – making sure that governments and educators and communities take safe and innovative practices across the world as examples, to build back better a public sector guaranteeing a quality education for every student.
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