EPM 312 - Teacher Management

20 April 2020 to 30 April 2020
French, English
1800 €

Practical information and application

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that our Specialized Courses Programme (SCP) for April-May 2020 have been cancelled. We look forward to being in touch soon with an update on our specialized courses.

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The course will be held in English and French, depending on the number of participants. Please note that the fee for each course offered in the SCP is €1,800. Admitted candidates are allowed to attend the programme only if the required amount has been transferred to IIEP by 1st February 2020.

Course objectives

  • Explain current challenges with regards to teacher management. 
  • Practice with projections for teacher supply.
  • Discuss major implications associated with different policy options in terms of teacher allocation and utilization, appraisal and careers. 
  • Use and interpret appropriate indicators used for teacher management. 
  • Discuss different instruments and tools for the regulation of teacher management. 
  • Reflect on teacher management reforms. 


1. Challenges in teacher management

The first component provides a general overview of current challenges relating to the management of teachers, and allows for interaction between the participants about challenges faced in their own context. (1 day)

2. Determining teacher recruitment needs

This section introduces participants to the techniques used for the planning of teacher recruitments. Participants are exposed to the concepts and work on practical exercises tailored to their level of competency in Excel . (2 ½ days)

3. Allocation and use of teaching staff

Using a hands-on exercise, participants will be invited to use diagnostic techniques to measure imbalances in terms of deployment and use of teachers and discuss strategies adopted in different contexts to optimize the deployment and use of teachers. (2 ½ days)

4. Tools and information systems for teacher management

Weak planning, management procedures and monitoring tools often lead to a lack of adequate information required for decision-making and reveal problematic management frameworks. Participants will be introduced innovative integrated systems for efficient teacher management and regulatory or self-regulatory devices such as codes of conduct. (1 ½ days)

5. Teacher appraisal and career: implications and options

The discussion will focus on teacher appraisal systems, professional development and career structures adopted in different countries. A practical exercise helps to understand concretely the costs associated with different policy choices and their applicability in the long term. (1 ½ days)

6. Teacher reforms

This component helps to wrap-up the course by enabling participants to exchange with external speakers on education reforms, building on what they learnt and their own knowledge of their country context (1 day).


Basic knowledge of Excel.

Participants' profiles

Human resources managers and planners, researchers and trainers, staff working for development partners.