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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 March 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki

    Elena Nitecki, Helge Wasmuth

    The World Development Report (WDR) recognizes the importance of the formative years, which is a positive step toward addressing many problems facing children and families. It was refreshing to read that issues like poverty, malnutrition, pre- and post-natal care, and parent education (pp. 9, 21, 112) are acknowledged as powerful...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki
  2. Leading the profession 27 February 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #16: Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Privatization: Why is ECE so important and underfunded in World Bank policy? By Carol Anne Spreen

    Carol Anne Spreen

    Learning does not begin when a child enters school. It is widely known that from birth to age five the brain develops more rapidly than at any other stage of life, and it is also most sensitive to influences from the external environment (such as cognitive stimulation, language development, care,...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #16: Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Privatization: Why is ECE so important and underfunded in World Bank policy? By Carol Anne Spreen
  3. Equity and inclusion 19 January 2018

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report

    Education International has made the voice of the world’s educators heard loud and clear at the Belgian launch of the World Bank’s World Development Report.

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report
  4. Climate action and literacy 17 January 2018

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory

    Education International has welcomed the move by Costa Rica to make two years of pre-primary education mandatory before primary school in an effort to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on education.

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 November 2017

    Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority

    Leaders from five national education unions in Africa recommended that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guidelines on Early Childhood Education be elevated to the level of an ILO Recommendation, making it a legally binding document.

    Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 October 2017

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe

    When Kailash Satyarthi commits there is no way of stopping him, which was evident as millions followed his call to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children in what was the country’s biggest march.

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 August 2017

    Finland: education union welcomes new core curriculum in Early Childhood Education

    The education union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö (OAJ) has expressed its satisfaction at the release of the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care 2016, which the union significantly contributed to.

    Finland: education union welcomes new core curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  8. Leading the profession 3 May 2017

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Steffen Handal

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 February 2017

    Tanzania: Innovative collaboration targets early childhood teachers

    In partnership with the Tanzania Teachers’ Union, Education International has launched the “Developing teachers, improving early learning in Tanzania” project, which aims to improve the professional knowledge, skills, and competence of early childhood teachers.

    Tanzania: Innovative collaboration targets early childhood teachers
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 February 2017

    Tanzania: Competence profile a key step towards quality early childhood education

    Together with Education International’s Dennis Sinyolo, Prosper Lubuva, from the Tanzania Teachers’ Unions discusses challenges in early childhood education, and increasing early childhood educators’ professionalism through the development of a competence profile.

    Tanzania: Competence profile a key step towards quality early childhood education
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 January 2017

    Early childhood education a key priority for EI and SDGs

    Education International’s working group on early childhood education has reiterated the importance of ECE in helping young children reach their full potential and the sector’s contribution to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

    Early childhood education a key priority for EI and SDGs
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 August 2016

    UK: Early years' education needs highest level of support

    In response to the UK government’s proposals outlined in the Early Years National Funding Formula consultation, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers reiterated that significant investment in early years’ education is essential.

    UK: Early years' education needs highest level of support