Ei-iE

Leading the profession

Teachers and education support personnel know what works in education. They must be recognised and empowered to deliver on the promise of quality education for all.

At the classroom level, academic freedom and professional autonomy are prerequisites for quality teaching and learning. As professionals, teachers must be afforded the space and trust to make the best possible decisions for their students.

Beyond the classroom, education policy must be informed by the vast experience and insights only education professionals can provide. We advocate for the involvement of teachers, education support personnel and their representative organisations in all decision-making in education and work towards the expansion of sectoral policy dialogue at all levels and in all countries.

Our work in this area

  1. News 14 February 2017

    Dutch government asked to explain backing of for-profit education

    Dutch socialist party MPs have asked their Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development to take a stance on its support of Bridge International Academies, one of the world’s biggest and most questioned edubusinesses.

    Dutch government asked to explain backing of for-profit education
  2. News 14 December 2016

    Global education community reacts to latest PISA report

    The release of the OECD’s 2015 PISA report has the education community around the world abuzz, and Education International’s affiliates and partners have shared their wide spectrum of views in response.

    Global education community reacts to latest PISA report
  3. News 18 November 2016

    ResNet Africa: Collaboration on tools for quality research

    Researchers and union leaders at Education International’s Research Network Africa learnt how to use online tools and develop in-depth approaches to qualitative interviews during dynamic and practical skill-focused sessions.

    ResNet Africa: Collaboration on tools for quality research
  4. News 13 May 2016

    Union renewal for positive and improved collective bargaining

    New ways for education unions to shape learning and working conditions, develop and enact policy, and enhance professional knowledge and professional learning were outlined at the 12th Education International Research Network.

    Union renewal for positive and improved collective bargaining
  5. News 12 May 2016

    Act globally, research locally

    Education researchers gathered at the 12th Research Network highlighted the need to collect evidence at global and regional levels linked to teachers’ working conditions and the negative impact of privatisation in education.

    Act globally, research locally
  6. Value-added measurement or modelling

    Tore Bernt Sorensen
    13 April 2016

    This discussion paper reviews the policy instrument of value-added measurement or modelling (VAM) and the implications the instrument has for teaching and learning in a global context. VAM is based on the assumption that it is possible to create adequately complex statistical models that capture the essential and universal factors...

    Value-added measurement or modelling
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  7. Strengthening rights through education unions

    Human & trade union rights policy paper
    5 September 2015

    The Human and Trade Union Rights Policy Paper describes how human and trade union rights strengthen the work of education unions and provide a mandate for them to act on behalf of their members. This Policy Paper reflects the values and objectives promoted by EI through its constitution, policies and...

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  8. Research

    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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