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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-06-11

    "The Alternatives Project: Education Justice for Societal Transformation"

    by Mark Ginsburg and Steven Klees, on behalf of TAP Facilitation Group.

    The coronavirus pandemic has upended many aspects of life, including education, around the world. Many students and teachers are still out of school, vaccine distribution is very slow, virus variants are developing, and the future course of the pandemic is uncertain. In particular, teachers have been greatly affected by the...

    "The Alternatives Project: Education Justice for Societal Transformation"
  2. Climate action and literacy 2021-06-03

    “Argentina: Teachers lead national strategy for Comprehensive Environmental Education.”

    By Graciela Mandolini.

    We live in a historical time in which all kinds of emergencies are constantly being played out: environmental, climate, energy, health, economic ... All of these converge in what many authors define as the crisis of civilization. The environmental agenda has been setting the pace and environmental conflicts have burst...

    “Argentina: Teachers lead national strategy for Comprehensive Environmental Education.”
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-05-31

    “Privatised education: the virus exposed by the pandemic.”

    By Shelley Morse.

    As Covid-19 continues to reap havoc and draw the public’s attention, governments across Canada are sharing a privatisation playbook as they use the pandemic as cover to transform publicly funded public education.

    “Privatised education: the virus exposed by the pandemic.”
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-05-21

    "Virtual education: some things matter"

    By Esteban Magnani

    Big tech companies have found data to be an invaluable source of profit. What is data used for? Should schools become a conduit for companies to become even wealthier? How can it be avoided?As part of the series of conferences “Digital culture and education” organized by Education International Latin America...

    "Virtual education: some things matter"
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-05-18

    “Commitment to social dialogue in education in the European Union: rhetoric or game-changer?”

    By Tore Bernt Sorensen, Emiliano Grimaldi and Tomasz Gajderowicz.

    Structures that ensure the meaningful representation of the education workforce in social dialogue with employers are fundamental for effective reform and quality education. Yet, little is known about the relationship between social dialogue, privatisation and trends in education reform in the scientific literature.

    “Commitment to social dialogue in education in the European Union: rhetoric or game-changer?”
  6. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-15

    “Education Support personnel are the glue that holds their schools together!”

    Interview with Becky Marciante.

    Becky Marciante is a Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Mulberry Middle School in Mulberry, Florida (USA) and a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). She has worked for the Polk County Public School system since December 2015. As we prepare for celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day...

    “Education Support personnel are the glue that holds their schools together!”
  7. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-14

    "The tightrope walk: the experience of a guidance counselor through the pandemic", by Daniel Lajoie.

    How to deal with the uncertainty of a pandemic, an unexpected lockdown, new technological tools, and a busy routine with children? Being a tightrope walker dealing with this entire imbalance accurately depicts the experience of a guidance counselor during the main period of the pandemic.

    "The tightrope walk: the experience of a guidance counselor through the pandemic", by Daniel Lajoie.
  8. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-13

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.

    Interview with Orlando Guerrero Sandí.

    To mark World Education Support Personnel Day, on May 16th, we interviewed Orlando Guerrero Sandí about his experience during the pandemic. Orlando is a guidance counsellor in the San José de Río Sucio Primary School, located in Sarapiquí Canton (Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo District, Costa Rica). He has 19 years...

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-05-12

    “Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”, by Rob Webster.

    The international data tell us about almost nothing about education paraprofessionals, known as teaching assistants or teacher aides (TAs). As we approach International Education Support Personnel (ESP) day, UK academic, Rob Webster, considers how the drive to successfully including children with special educational needs in mainstream schools may depend on...

    “Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”, by Rob Webster.
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-04-28

    “Investing in education: a must for post-pandemic recovery and SDG progress”, by Dennis Sinyolo

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities and test education systems around the world.Evidence from Education International’s surveys on the impact of COVID-19 on education shows that the equity and quality gaps have widened because of the pandemic (see for example here and here).

    “Investing in education: a must for post-pandemic recovery and SDG progress”, by Dennis Sinyolo
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-04-27

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.

    “Lebanon is suffering from its worst economic crisis in 30 years. Across the country, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs and millions more struggle to buy necessities – all amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic” [1].

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.
  12. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-23

    “Millions of Teachers Urge World Leaders to Prioritize Climate Education”, by David Edwards and Kathleen Rogers.

    Governments across the globe are overlooking two of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change and the building of just, sustainable, societies—teachers and students.If humanity is to avoid the worst consequences of global warming and fast forward the green, clean and sustainable economies of tomorrow today, it...

    “Millions of Teachers Urge World Leaders to Prioritize Climate Education”, by David Edwards and Kathleen Rogers.
  13. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-21

    “Students and teachers join forces for the planet”, by Sebastian Berger.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world and claimed millions of lives, it also entrenched deep structural inequalities both at an international and community level. In a single moment, it distilled the shortcomings of our leaders and laid bare, with tragic consequences, the injustices of our societies.

    “Students and teachers join forces for the planet”, by Sebastian Berger.
  14. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-15

    "What obstacles for Education for sustainable development among teaching staff?", by Dominique Bernier.

    Education International launched a survey on March 1 to measure teachers' perceptions of their individual capacity to teach the four thematic areas of education for sustainable development and global citizenship education (EDD / ECM). This survey also aims to assess the extent to which they are supported in their training...

    "What obstacles for Education for sustainable development among teaching staff?", by Dominique Bernier.
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-04-12

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”, by David Edwards.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought death and despair. However, it has also sharpened our vision. We have seen dangers more clearly and trends that were threatening the health of our societies. In some areas, like inequality, it is apparent to everybody. In others, however, risky developments are partially hidden. These...

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”, by David Edwards.
  16. Equity and inclusion 2021-04-08

    “Brazilian government makes racism a state policy”, by Iêda Leal.

    Since the coup against President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, the black population has seen an upsurge in violence. With the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, racism, in effect, became state policy. Racism has always existed in the country, but racists are more visible, showing themselves in broad daylight and...

    “Brazilian government makes racism a state policy”, by Iêda Leal.
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-03-30

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.

    Currently, women and LGBTI people in Poland face a very difficult situation. However, it would be wrong and short-sighted to see attacks on women or LGBTI people as the problem of a single country or of one radically conservative government that seeks to establish an authoritarian regime. Poland is not...

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.