Equity and inclusion 29 January 2020
Poland: Educators pledge to never let the horrors of the Holocaust happen again
Educators from 18 countries on 4 continents came together in Krakow this week to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death and concentration camp, to commemorate the victims and to discuss the best ways to teach the Holocaust to new generations.Poland: Educators pledge to never let the horrors of the Holocaust happen again
Climate action and literacy 23 December 2019
"On life and the market", by David Edwards.
From an early age, we try to fit children into the world. Instead, perhaps, we should reflect on how the world should fit children."On life and the market", by David Edwards.
Union growth 18 October 2019
“Education – Changing the World”, by David Edwards
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) devoted the most recent edition of its magazine, “Perspectives” to education and democracy. It covers the challenges to democracy in Canada, North America and the world. It also reports on education initiatives that have been developed in Canada to support and re-enforce democratic values and...“Education – Changing the World”, by David Edwards
28 August 2019
On Education & Democracy : 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession
By Susan Hopgood and Fred van Leeuwen.On Education & Democracy : 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession
Democracy 28 August 2019
“G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.
The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting here in Japan is an opportunity to reflect. EI and other Global Unions are participating in the Labour 20 – L20 which represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It importantly unites trade unions across G20 countries and our Global Union...“G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.
Union growth 2 May 2019
"Industrial Revolutions, Rebellions and Civil Society: Lessons from History", by Robert Trevennel Harris.
Robert Trevennel Harris
The events of 1968 in France, which shook the fifth Republic to its core, are sometimes mentioned in connection with the current yellow vest movement. A more relevant historical comparison is 1848 - the year of the "People’s Spring” revolutions."Industrial Revolutions, Rebellions and Civil Society: Lessons from History", by Robert Trevennel Harris.
Leading the profession 11 April 2019
"Higher Education, and the purpose of education", by Jens Vraa-Jensen
Seen through a neoliberal political framework, education’s main purpose is to be an instrument for economic development, increased productivity of workers and creation of new jobs. In such a context, education is not one of the key factors for social and human development. Any debate on education must always clarify..."Higher Education, and the purpose of education", by Jens Vraa-Jensen
Leading the profession 19 December 2018
SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff
The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff
Climate action and literacy 31 October 2018
“It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
Fernando M. Reimers
I am heartbroken and concerned. I am heartbroken because last saturday, as members of the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh celebrated the Sabbath, an armed man entered the Temple and shot on those there as he made anti-semitic statements, murdering eleven people who had come keep the holy day,...“It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2017
Media Literacy Week sheds light on teachers as critical elements for inclusive societies and citizenship
The Canadian Media Literacy Week has raised awareness about the need to create inclusive digital communities, putting teachers at the center of the development of critical thinking skills and citizenship among students.Media Literacy Week sheds light on teachers as critical elements for inclusive societies and citizenship
Union renewal and development 13 November 2017
Citizenship in good shape, according to ICCS report
Immigrant children should have the same opportunities for education as other children, and immigrants should enjoy the same rights as everyone else in their host country. These were just some of the findings in the IEA’s 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) report.Citizenship in good shape, according to ICCS report
Equity and inclusion 9 August 2017
Do not turn teachers into spies!
Recently the European Bangladesh Forum invited me to participate in a debate on violent extremism. At stake was the question: How to prevent violent extremism?Do not turn teachers into spies!
Union growth 18 July 2017
Preparing for Difficult Conversations
How can educators facilitate difficult conversations in their classrooms? If we believe that democratic citizenship is linked with engagement in social issues, then undoubtedly these topics also include those that make us feel uncomfortable. Or are complex or even unresolvable. If there are different points of view on a hot...Preparing for Difficult Conversations
Trade union rights are human rights 26 June 2017
Human rights and citizenship education crucial to harmony in democratic societies
Education International’s Deputy General Secretary, Haldis Holst, has strongly reaffirmed the importance of human rights and citizenship education to meet global challenges and achieve mutual respect in democratic societies.Human rights and citizenship education crucial to harmony in democratic societies