The role of retired teachers in enhancing learning outcomes in Africa

Retired teachers may be out of service but not entirely spent. They possess vast amounts of knowledge and experience that learning systems could profit from if properly harnessed. But what is the best way to maximize their capacity in the face of growing teacher shortages in Africa? In the latest edition of ADEA’s Africa Learning Together Knowledge Management series, Richard Mustapha of the Education Development Trust (EDT) and Chinedu Anarado discuss some ideas on leveraging the experience, institutional memory, and capacity of retired teachers to further strengthen learning outcomes in Africa. Find out which countries are leveraging retired teachers to strengthen education policy and the delivery of teaching especially at foundational learning level.