The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017 are announced today at www.globalteacherprize.org Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional [...]
It is incredibly important to us at the Varkey Foundation to make sure that the judging process for the Global Teacher Prize is fair and transparent. We chose PWC to audit, evaluate and test our process for the 2015 and 2016 Prize and are working with them again for the 2017 Prize.
“PwC is honoured to be associated with the search for the best teacher in the world. From our annual CEO survey, human capital development continues to rank as one of the highest priorities of global CEO’s, and our school teachers play a vital role in the early stages of a future employee’s development potential. An award of this nature will achieve international recognition for the significant dedication and contribution made by thousands of teachers world-wide.” — Dennis Nally, Chairman of PwC International Ltd.
Read more about the Global Teacher Prize’s methodology here.
Watch Vikas Pota, CEO, Varkey Foundation and Sam Tomlinson, Partner at PwC, talk about the Prize in this video:
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