Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ranjitsinh Disale appointed as Advisor to World Bank

Ranjitsinh Disale, the first Indian teacher to receive the Global Teacher Award has been appointed by the World Bank as an Advisor to the World Bank.

Talking to AIR, Mr. Disale said he had been working with the World Bank and had given speeches on the topics such as “Future of the Government” and “Supporting Teachers in the Age of Pandemic”.

The World Bank has appointed 12 advisors from world over and Mr. Disale is one of them representing India.

World Bank has recently launched the Global Coach Program, a new initiative focused on accelerating learning by helping countries improve in-service teacher professional development (TPD) programs and systems. This program forms part of the World Bank’s broader agenda to tackle the global learning crisis (WDR, 2018).

Coach focuses on supporting countries improve in-service TPD through a two-pronged approach.

The Coach program focuses on helping countries transform their TPD programs and policies to ones that adhere to a set of four key principles that have been shown to be linked to improved teaching quality.

Disale’s work through the Advisory Board will impact the work World Bank on the ground, currently supporting over 18 million teachers around the world. He will be an advisor to the World Bank till December 2024.

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