*Winner, 2022 Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education*

*Winner, 2021 Book Award from the Globalization and Education SIG, Comparative and International Education Society*

Examining Teach For All brings together research focused on Teach For All and its affiliate programmes to explore the organisation’s impact on education around the world. Teach For All is an expanding global network of programmes in more than 50 countries that aim to radically transform education systems by recruiting talented graduates to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and developing them into lifelong advocates of reform. The volume offers nuanced insights into the interests and contexts shaping Teach For All and the challenges and possibilities inherent in broader efforts to enact education reform on a global scale. 

This volume is the first of its kind to present empirical research on the emergence and expansion of Teach For All programmes, which replicate and adapt the Teach For America model around the world. The volume traces the network’s expansion from its initial launch in 2007 to its growing international presence, as chapters present new research from national contexts as diverse as Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Spain. Using evidence from a range of perspectives and research methodologies, the chapters collectively highlight the ways in which Teach For All and its affiliate programmes are working to alter educational landscapes worldwide.

This book will be of great interest for scholars, educators, post-graduate students, and policymakers in the fields of comparative education, teacher education, education leadership, and education policy. It paves the way for future critical inquiry into this expanding global network as well as further investigations of educational change around the world.

part I|59 pages

Laying the foundation

chapter 2|23 pages

From Teach For America to Teach First

The initial expansion overseas

chapter 3|24 pages

A growing global network

The development of international research on Teach For All

part II|54 pages

Diffusion and adaptation

chapter 5|17 pages

The Teach For All ‘brand’

Exploring TFA’s successful transferability through case studies of Teach South Africa and Teach First

chapter 6|19 pages

Bringing a global model to the Lebanese education context

Adaptation or adoption?

part III|85 pages

Politics and policies

chapter 7|21 pages

Teach For Bangladesh as a de facto social enterprise

What is it and where is it going?

chapter 10|21 pages

Teach First Cymru

Whose mission? Teach First and the Welsh Government’s ‘National Mission’ for education

part IV|64 pages

Teaching and leading

chapter 11|18 pages

Imagining and realising ‘good quality education’

Capital mobilisation by elite graduates of prestigious universities teaching in rural Chinese schools

part V|11 pages