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 15 April 2013

    EI Research Network: Improving teacher status and rights

    The status of teachers as well as trends in freedom of association and collective bargaining since the financial and economic crisis were among the topics debated by participants at the 9th EI annual Research Network (ResNet) meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, on 10-11 April, 2013.

    EI Research Network: Improving teacher status and rights
  2. Research

    Global managerial education reforms and teachers

    Edited by Antoni Verger, Hülya Altinyelken Mireille de Koning
    15 January 2013

    The EI Research Institute and the University of Amsterdam IS Academie "Education and Development" have co-published a volume exploring the role that teachers play in global policy processes and the effects of education reforms on teachers' labour and professionalism in seven case study countries, including India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Namibia, Peru,...

    Global managerial education reforms and teachers
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  3. News 2 May 2012

    Investing in higher education for the future

    The Ministers responsible for higher education in the 47 countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) adopted the Bucharest Communiqué – the highest political statement legitimising actions by governments across EHEA.

    Investing in higher education for the future
  4. News 3 April 2012

    International researchers gather to share, examine and interpret the future of education

    Over 40 EI affiliates’ representatives from 20 countries gathered for the 8th EI Annual Research Network (ResNet), held in Brussels, Belgium, from 28-29 March. They discussed the future of quality education and teaching, and how research can best support education unions’ advocacy work, particularly in light of considerable cuts in...

    International researchers gather to share, examine and interpret the future of education
  5. Research

    Teacher self-efficacy, voice and leadership

    John Bangs, David Frost
    29 February 2012

    The study Teacher Self-efficacy, Voice and Leadership, commissioned by Education International Research Institute, comes at the time when teaching profession is increasingly facing pressures from society and policy makers and we need to reaffirm the role and potential of teachers in leading educational change.

    Teacher self-efficacy, voice and leadership
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  6. News 20 February 2012

    Seminar at Cambridge University explores the future of the teaching profession

    Teacher quality and the development of the teaching profession came under the microscope at a gathering of internationally renowned education policy experts at the University of Cambridge on 16 and 17 February.

    Seminar at Cambridge University explores the future of the teaching profession
  7. News 9 February 2012

    Asia-Pacific: A National Code of Professional Ethics vital

    Codes of professional ethics are in the interest of students, teachers, other stakeholders in education and the teaching profession as a whole, to achieve quality education for all. That’s what delegates heard at two recent EI Asia-Pacific Region workshops on promoting Codes of Professional Ethics for the teaching profession.

    Asia-Pacific: A National Code of Professional Ethics vital
  8. News 15 November 2011

    IMF: Neoliberal agenda proven wrong by crisis

    A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) research paper finds that "good governance" – as defined by the World Bank market friendliness indicators – and financial market liberalisation both have had a strongly negative effect on countries' performance in the crisis.

    IMF: Neoliberal agenda proven wrong by crisis
  9. News 2 September 2011

    EI Research Institute study: Equity is a fundamental value of public education

    EI has published an exciting new study looking at equity issues concerning teachers and students. The work was commissioned by the EI Research Institute to a team of researchers, led by Dr. Elizabeth Wood, at the University of Exeter.

    EI Research Institute study: Equity is a fundamental value of public education
  10. News 10 August 2011

    UK: New analysis highlights education divide

    Research undertaken by one of EI’s British affiliates, the University and College Union (UCU), has highlighted significant disparities in educational achievement among different areas of the same cities across the nation.

    UK: New analysis highlights education divide
  11. News 29 June 2011

    Research: EI challenges tax evasion to secure quality public services

    EI is undertaking a new project to shed light on the payment of fair and reasonable taxation by global corporations, and to expose the ways in which existing tax regimes are manipulated by corporations with global reach.

    Research: EI challenges tax evasion to secure quality public services
  12. News 25 March 2011

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’

    Participants have gathered at the EI Research Network meeting to discuss the global threats to unions from the reduction in public expenditure on education and privatisation, to testing and ranking systems that only tell part of the story.

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’
  13. News 15 March 2011

    Research is 'key tool to substantiate our claims'

    The General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, has told participants who gathered at the seventh EI Research Network meeting, to press on because “without research or data on a raft of indicators, it is virtually impossible to achieve our objectives.”

    Research is 'key tool to substantiate our claims'
  14. News 8 March 2011

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’

    Participants have gathered at the EI Research Network meeting to discuss the global threats to unions from the reduction in public expenditure on education and privatisation, to testing and ranking systems that only tell part of the story.

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’