Ei-iE

Education For All

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 2 November 2017

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace

    “Education International has been one of the world's leading unions in the fight for the respect of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex workers,” Education International's Executive Board member Daniel Lafrenière reminded at a top trade union event.

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2017

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession

    After meeting in Dakar, the Board of the Comité Syndical Francophone pour l’Education et la Formation committed to promoting quality public education accessible to all, as well as increase vibrant and respected teacher trade unionism.

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 October 2017

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools

    German education unionists are calling for a comprehensive set of measures to improve the situation at primary schools in response to a new report on education in the sector.

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 October 2017

    Australian disability claims boost private school funding at expense of public schools

    The Australian Education Union has questioned the government’s decision to considerably increase spending for private schools based on their enrolment numbers of disabled students, deploring that public schools are set to receive much less.

    Australian disability claims boost private school funding at expense of public schools
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 October 2017

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed

    Ghanaian trade union leaders have warmly welcomed the decision of Ghana’s president to set up the Free Senior High School Programme.

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed
  6. Leading the profession 12 October 2017

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges

    Asia-Pacific education union leaders reiterated their commitment to quality education for all, working towards countering for-profit education privatisation, increasing  teacher professionalism and demanding respect for educators’ human and trade union rights.

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 October 2017

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus

    As the contributions and significance of teachers are recognised, this year’s focus has turned toward the diminishing freedoms facing the profession and the empowerment needed to allow teachers to work effectively in a challenging world.

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 September 2017

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

    A new UNESCO report addresses girls and women’s significant underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialisation and schooling.

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
  9. Equity and inclusion 28 September 2017

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments

    With only modest advances made in the year since countries pledged education-related support to refugees at the 2016 UN General Assembly’s Leaders’ Summit, renewed calls for immediate action are being made.

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 26 September 2017

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has condemned the government’s decision to introduce school fees, a move that flies in the face of the country’s constitution which states that primary education is a right.

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education
  11. Union renewal and development 14 September 2017

    Africa’s education leadership works towards union unity

    Africa’s top education union leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to increase trade union unity on the continent to help reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Africa’s education leadership works towards union unity
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 September 2017

    International Literacy Day shines a spotlight on the digital world

    With the global digital divide representing a sizable imbalance among populations, the importance of digital literacy in today’s world cannot be overlooked, especially when it comes to achieving Education 2030.

    International Literacy Day shines a spotlight on the digital world
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 September 2017

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda

    Teacher union leaders have kick-started the first regional consultation workshop on the Education 2030 Agenda to reflect on ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific.

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 September 2017

    Belgium: limiting the impact of the francophone political crisis on the start of the school year

    While close to 900,000 students and 100,000 teachers of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation are preparing to start a new school year, the Belgian teacher trade unionists have reaffirmed the importance of applying the Pact of excellence aimed at achieving quality education.

    Belgium: limiting the impact of the francophone political crisis on the start of the school year
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 August 2017

    For-profit schools are cashing in on UN goals

    For-profit education, rather than free widespread access to quality public education, has so far been the beneficiary of Sustainable Development Goal 4 as countries work to fulfil its requirements.

    For-profit schools are cashing in on UN goals
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 August 2017

    Unbundling ties: The long-term legacy of the crisis in education in Europe 

    Susan Flocken

    In response to the financial crisis of 2008, governments across Europe used public money to stabilize the system and bail out banks. Private sector activity and investment fell, and the public sector was often used for unilateral adjustments in view of reducing public debt and deficit level and to respect...

    Unbundling ties: The long-term legacy of the crisis in education in Europe