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  1. 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
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Roadmap to financing education

    15 November 2016

    In an era where investment in education is declining and myriad shortcuts are popping up, Education International presents its rights-based Roadmap to sustainable, predictable and principled education financing.

    Roadmap to financing education
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  3. 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
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 June 2016

    Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances

    According to a new scorecard on pre-primary education globally released by charity Theirworld, millions of children will not reach their full potential unless governments urgently increase their commitment to pre-primary education for every child.

    Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 November 2015

    Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence

    Members of the All Ceylon Union of Teachers are preparing to combat the increasing privatisation and de-professionalisation in Sri Lanka’s Early Childhood Education sector, and look at ways of improving access and teachers’ working conditions.

    Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 September 2015

    Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority

    The Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina has criticised a bill adopted by the country’s Chamber of Deputies that it says undermines the social right to early education of all children.

    Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015

    15 April 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers (CEART) is a joint committee of the ILO and UNESCO composed of 12 Experts. It meets every three years and is charged with monitoring the implementation of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers and the...

    EI Report to the Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning Teachers | 2015
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  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 April 2015

    Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages

    Around 250,000 early childhood educators in Germany have been called on by their trade unions to go on a nationwide strike today as negotiations with municipalities on a pay agreement continue.

    Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages
  9. Standards and working conditions

    The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession

    Vasileios Symeonidis

    3 March 2015

    This report is based on an extensive survey (responses from 73 Education International (EI) member organisations from all regions). It reveals the threats to the status of teachers from misguided “reforms” leading to precarious working conditions for teachers and education workers and curbing teachers' professional development, professional autonomy, social dialogue,...

    The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession
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  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 November 2014

    High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna

    Around one hundred Early Childhood Education (ECE) specialists from Education International affiliates worldwide are meeting in Vienna, Austria, today and tomorrow to take stock of the current state of ECE around the world, and to discuss the way forward for EI in this field.

    High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Privatisation in early childhood education - An explorative study on impacts and implications

    Mathias Urban

    16 October 2014

    This explorative study reveals a global trend towards increasing privatisation in Early Childhood Education (ECE), threatening to overshadow public ECE. Based on a qualitative inquiry targeting ECE practitioners and union representatives in 14 countries, it gathers practice-based evidence of the impact of privatisation in ECE on a variety of aspects...

    Privatisation in early childhood education - An explorative study on impacts and implications
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  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 July 2014

    Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment

    The work done by educators in day care centres (Kitas) in Germany must receive greater recognition. That’s according to Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), one of EI’s national affiliates, in a statement issued on 25 July.

    Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 July 2014

    New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

    'Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe – 2014 Edition' highlights crucial access and quality issues concerning education and care of the youngest children in 32 European countries (37 education systems).

    New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 May 2014

    EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents

    Despite modern social advances that have helped transform parental roles and identity, men and women still find themselves juggling the realities and accepting the sacrifices of raising children and going to work.

    EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 March 2014

    Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work

    The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT), affiliated to EI, organised a multipartite workshop in Lusaka from 27-30 January to develop the union’s policy and strategy for the provision of quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) services in Zambia.

    Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work