Trusted Teachers / Teachers we can trust
Teachers are one of the most trusted professions that the Portuguese value.
According to a study by the Varkey GEMS Foundation, Portugal ranks 14th out of 21 countries in a ranking that evaluates the social status of teachers.
Nevertheless, national teachers achieve better results than their counterparts in countries such as Switzerland, Germany, or Italy.
Teachers are placed among the three professions that the Portuguese trust the most, closely following doctors and firemen. According to a study by GfK on the first edition of the Global Teacher Prize, 91% of respondents stated that teachers were important to their school career and 86% acknowledged the importance teachers had in their lives overall. However, 89% of Portuguese people also admit that it is an exhausting profession and almost 70% of parents discourage their children from pursuing a teaching career. 92% of Portuguese people consider a good teacher to be one who can motivate their students.
Galp Foundation considers it essential to invest in initiatives that contribute to the appreciation and recognition of a profession that enriches the future generations and builds a more sustainable future. The Global Teacher Prize contributes to this goal and that is why it is included in the educational projects promoted by the Foundation.
You can follow the progress of the project through Galp Foudation´s and the Global Teacher Prize´s Facebook