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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

Our work in this area

  1. News 10 October 2018

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts

    Education International raised a wide range of issues related to the status of teachers with the Joint ILO-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel.

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts
  2. Opinion 5 October 2018

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist

    Teacher’s Day (usually in singular) is celebrated in many countries, a testimony to the importance with which teaching is perceived by those who benefited from knowledgeable and caring teachers. Teaching, in fact, has been identified by many as one of the most influential jobs in the world. Different countries have...

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist
  3. Opinion 3 October 2018

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    World Teachers Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the status of the world’s teachers. Today, Education International will release its triennial report on this very issue. Education is at the centre of improvements to living standards and quality of life, yet we now increasingly face pressures and threats...

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards
  4. Research

    The global status of teachers and the teaching profession

    Nelly P. Stromquist
    26 September 2018

    The Global Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession is a crucial read, as it describes and quantifies the challenges teachers face worldwide, but also delineates a path towards a more sustainable future. This ground-breaking global report presents the voice of teachers across all levels of education from early childhood,...

    The global status of teachers and the teaching profession
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  5. News 24 September 2018

    Francophone education unions, the driving force of democracy, the guardians of public education and union solidarity

    At the 16th Meeting of the Comité Syndical Francophone de l’Education et de la Formation (Francophone Trade Union Committee for Education and Training), the Education International General Secretary, David Edwards, called on all French-speaking affiliates to defend democracy, human rights and trade union rights, to fight privatisation, and to strive...

    Francophone education unions, the driving force of democracy, the guardians of public education and union solidarity
  6. News 21 September 2018

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education

    The necessity to improve terms and conditions of employment in tertiary education, and in particular, to limit the alarming increase in precarious work in the sector was at the heart of debates at the International Labour Organisation’s Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education.

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education
  7. News 18 September 2018

    France: education is no longer a priority for the government

    The French education unions have criticised the announcement made by Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer regarding a cut of 1,800 teaching positions in secondary education in the 2019 budget, despite larger numbers of students being accepted.

    France: education is no longer a priority for the government
  8. News 14 September 2018

    UK: Employers misuse data rules to stifle workers’ rights

    Some employers in the UK are discriminating against employees and undermining education unions after the adoption of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). That’s according to the NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers).

    UK: Employers misuse data rules to stifle workers’ rights
  9. News 12 September 2018

    Netherlands: Red is still the colour of primary education!

    The Dutch educators’ Code Red action demanding decent salaries and a normal workload, and urging the government to clearly and firmly address burn-out and a shortage of teachers in primary education has continued with a strike covering South Western regions of the country.

    Netherlands: Red is still the colour of primary education!
  10. Opinion 6 September 2018

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière

    Daniel B. Lafrenière

    There is an old French adage that says “les absents ont toujours tort,” which means that those who are absent are always in the wrong (or always get the blame). But what if they were right after all under certain circumstances? This seems to be the case in the field...

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière
  11. News 5 September 2018

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession

    The challenges facing teachers and the need for professional development, an improved status of teachers, and international teaching standards were highlighted by education stakeholders in South Africa recently.

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession