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. 12 March 2008

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?

    Education International, and its member organisations in the OECD and partner countries, are increasingly concerned about politicization of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?
  2. News 4 December 2007

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?

    Education International, and its member organisations in the OECD and partner countries, are increasingly concerned about politicization of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?
  3. 23 November 2007

    EI's Analysis of OECD's PISA 2006 Report

    In general, PISA assesses the extent to which 15-yrs-old students near the end of compulsory education possess the key knowledge and skills for their full participation in society. PISA 2006, in particular, focuses on understanding scientific concepts and applying them to real life situations.

    EI's Analysis of OECD's PISA 2006 Report
  4. News 13 September 2007

    New EI Publication: Research Matters!

    A new EI publication emphasises the role of research in shaping policy and provides guidelines on how teachers’ unions can take a serious approach to it.

    New EI Publication: Research Matters!
  5. News 24 July 2007

    Education International Barometer - Human and trade union rights at risk

    More than 200 years after the official abolition of the slave trade, 100 years since women first won the right to vote, and 60 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, millions of children and adults around the world are still denied their fundamental rights in school and society.

    Education International Barometer - Human and trade union rights at risk
  6. News 8 May 2007

    In lead-up to German G8 Summit, EI critical of World Bank education policies

    Due to the World Bank's support for hiring unqualified teachers, increasing class sizes and introducing market mechanisms into the public education sector, the quality of education is declining in countries that are dependent on the Bank for funding.

    In lead-up to German G8 Summit, EI critical of World Bank education policies
  7. News 12 September 2006

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education

    Education International is concerned that the OECD’s influential annual report, released today in all 30 OECD countries, stops short of urging member governments to significantly increase their investment in public education.

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education
  8. News 4 September 2006

    Teacher unions seek greater input on PISA

    Teachers around the globe are concerned about the impact of large-scale international testing and its uses and abuses in development of national education policies.

    Teacher unions seek greater input on PISA
  9. News 24 May 2006

    EI puts case for education to OECD Finance Ministers

    EI took part in consultation with Finance Ministers from OECD countries, meeting in Paris for the Annual OECD Ministerial Council. The consultations, chaired by the Finance Minister of Greece, were held with the OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC). EI’s Bob Harris participated...

    EI puts case for education to OECD Finance Ministers
  10. News 15 May 2006

    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - New OECD Report

    "European countries have to do a better job in educating immigrant children", said Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education International in Brussels today.

    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - New OECD Report
  11. News 9 March 2006

    PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers, Teaching and Learning

    EI has sent out a circular to affiliates in the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urging them to take actions about their national government's plans to participate in OECD's two surveys, PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers and Learning.

    PISA 2006 and the 2007 OECD Survey of Teachers, Teaching and Learning
  12. 9 March 2006

    PISA 2006, OECD Survey on Teachers and Learning 2007

    These two OECD studies are important for education unions and their members. Education International is working closely with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)* to monitor the two projects and to ensure that the views of educators and their unions are taken into account.

    PISA 2006, OECD Survey on Teachers and Learning 2007