Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

New publication: Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers

14 January 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of a new publication, Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers, edited by Mary Burns and James Lawrie. We are thankful for their leadership in developing this publication.

The publication highlights the need to improve the planning, implementation, and sustainability of teacher professional development in crisis situations. This particular topic remains under-theorized and under-researched, further perpetuating the cycle of poor teacher professional development and, consequently, poor overall education delivery in humanitarian and development contexts. This guide aims to redress this omission by outlining a set of good practices in high-quality professional development for teachers who work in such contexts.

The publication draws upon the rich information produced by the INEE-hosted online forum Teacher Professional Development in Crisis and accompanies the annotated bibliography on the same topic, available here

The publication is currently available only in English. If you are interested in translating it in another language pro bono, please contact the INEE Secretariat at for a written permission.