Dubai — SA can deliver effective education if teachers and teaching are respected and valued, says Johannesburg history teacher Marjorie Brown, who was short-listed for a global teacher prize worth $1m that was presented in Dubai on March 18. Brown, a history teacher at Roedean School in Johannesburg, was nominated for the prestigious $1m Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, after making a final short list of top 10 teachers from an initial pool of 50 teachers in the world chosen from 30,000 nominations and applications from 170 countries. The Global Teacher Prize, launched in 2014 by the Varkey Foundation, honours and seeks to improve the status of teachers across the world. Brown said she was honoured to have been nominated for the award and making the top 10 finalists list even though she did not win it. Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from the Alperton Community School, Brent, in London, won the massive prize and was presented with a trophy at a glittering...

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