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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

Standards and working conditions

Our work in this area

  1. News 8 February 2018

    UK: Public watchdog marks Government’s card over teacher shortages

    UK education unions have urged the government to urgently address the serious teacher supply problem, in light of a report on teacher numbers from the government’s Public Accounts Committee.

    UK: Public watchdog marks Government’s card over teacher shortages
  2. News 2 February 2018

    World leaders pledge continued support for education in Dakar

    Throughout the day, governments from all around the world made commitments on continued education financing both at home and through contributions to the Global Partnership for Education. At its Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal, governments pledged to continue making funds available to give every child the chance to go to...

    World leaders pledge continued support for education in Dakar
  3. News 2 February 2018

    Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hours

    A study commissioned by a teacher union shows that, in Germany, teachers work one hour and 40 minutes longer than other public employees per week, endangering their health.

    Germany: Research highlights teachers’ excessive working hours
  4. News 1 February 2018

    #FundEducation: Teachers are essential to achieving quality education

    As the Global Partnership for Education meets for its Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal, Education International leaders have stressed the importance of teachers in achieving quality education for all and in meeting the many challenges affecting education systems worldwide.

    #FundEducation: Teachers are essential to achieving quality education
  5. Opinion 30 January 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #12:The World Bank and the chalkface: a teacher’s perspective by Jelmer Evers

    Jelmer Evers

    My colleagues in my school probably know the World Bank quite superficially, at least if they teach economics history, geography or social sciences. For the rest of them I would say there is name recognition, but not much more than that. However, they would recognize its policy, the tone and...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #12:The World Bank and the chalkface: a teacher’s perspective by Jelmer Evers
  6. News 30 January 2018

    Canada: Supreme Court finds in favour of teachers and education workers

    In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Canada protected teachers’ and public service employees’ collective bargaining rights. The case, brought before the court by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) against the government of the Canadian province of British Columbia, aimed to hold the government to account and honour...

    Canada: Supreme Court finds in favour of teachers and education workers
  7. News 23 January 2018

    EI Executive Board to acknowledge the past while looking ahead to the future

    In advance of its 25th anniversary, Education International’s 50th Executive Board Meeting convenes in Brussels where leaders are set to make key decisions as a major chapter of the organisation is celebrated.

    EI Executive Board to acknowledge the past while looking ahead to the future
  8. News 22 January 2018

    EI at heart of new International Education Workforce Initiative

    Education International’s President, Susan Hopgood, has been appointed Co-Vice Chair of the Working Group of the newly established International Education Workforce Initiative.

    EI at heart of new International Education Workforce Initiative
  9. Opinion 16 January 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #10: “We Need More than Just Better Teachers?” by Pasi Sahlberg

    Pasi Sahlberg

    The World Development report 2018 (WDR2018) is right about the global learning crisis: many children not in school, educational inequity, and low quality of learning outcomes. But it often misses the point when trying to use available evidence to realize education’s promise. The problem is that there are so many...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #10: “We Need More than Just Better Teachers?” by Pasi Sahlberg
  10. News 9 January 2018

    UK: Unions call for increased dialogue with new Education Secretary

    Following the reshuffle of the UK government by Prime Minister Theresa May, educators have welcomed the nomination of Damian Hinds as Education Secretary, and anticipate an ongoing social dialogue with him.

    UK: Unions call for increased dialogue with new Education Secretary
  11. News 5 January 2018

    Partnership needed to increase value accorded to education

    Education in Scotland is undervalued, according to a recent study undertaken for Education International, which also stresses that public authorities and education policy makers must work with teachers and their unions on professional and national identity.

    Partnership needed to increase value accorded to education
  12. Opinion 19 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #8: "Unions do contribute to quality education. An example from the Gambia", by Marie Antoinette Corr

    Marie Antoinette Corr

    The World Development Report 2018 recognises, although briefly, that poor working conditions for teachers can undermine learning (p.138). It argues that the status of the teaching profession has declined over the last few decades, and that as a result, “teachers deserve more from the systems that employ them” (p.138).

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #8: "Unions do contribute to quality education. An example from the Gambia", by Marie Antoinette Corr
  13. News 14 December 2017

    Arab education unions focus on union renewal and quality education

    Teacher union leaders in Arab-speaking countries have discussed ways to better engage with young and new teachers and steps necessary to achieve access to quality education for all by 2030 in their region.

    Arab education unions focus on union renewal and quality education
  14. News 12 December 2017

    The Netherlands: Strike action to protect quality primary education

    Dutch educators are on strike today (12 December), demanding decent salaries and a normal workload. They are also urging the government to clearly and firmly address burn out and a shortage in teachers in primary education.

    The Netherlands: Strike action to protect quality primary education
  15. Opinion 7 December 2017

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?

    Maurie Mulheron, Tom Alegounarias

    The de-regulation drums are beating. Most of us can hear them, even if for some of us, the luckier ones, the beat is still dull and distant.

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?