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Quality Teaching

  1. Standards and working conditions 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. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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
  3. Union renewal and development 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
  4. Leading the profession 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
  5. Union renewal and development 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
  6. Standards and working conditions 19 January 2018

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report

    Education International has made the voice of the world’s educators heard loud and clear at the Belgian launch of the World Bank’s World Development Report.

    Education financing crisis sorely missed in World Bank’s Report
  7. Leading the profession 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
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 January 2018

    DRC: United action to strengthen education unions

    Education unions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have launched a joint programme for study circles in schools aimed at revitalising teacher trade unionism.

    DRC: United action to strengthen education unions
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 January 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #9: A Critical Analysis of the World Bank’s World Development Report on Education by Steven J. Klees

    Steve Klees

    The annual World Development Report (WDR) is the World Bank’s flagship publication. The 2018 report is entitled Learning to Realize Education’s Promise. In the 40 year history of the WDR, this is the first time its focus has been on education. Many commentators have welcomed this as needed in this...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #9: A Critical Analysis of the World Bank’s World Development Report on Education by Steven J. Klees
  10. Standards and working conditions 8 January 2018

    Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress

    Australian educators have protested against deteriorating work conditions in the technical and further education sector in Victoria, a direct threat to quality education.

    Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 January 2018

    UK: Scrutinising the notion of ‘high-performing’ schools

    Teacher unionists in the UK have requested public authorities to explain the term ‘high performing’ schools, and reiterated the need for social justice and social mobility for all young people.

    UK: Scrutinising the notion of ‘high-performing’ schools
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 December 2017

    Finland: enhancing national language skills

    Languages should be learned at the earliest educational stage and language studies in Finland must be guaranteed for all.

    Finland: enhancing national language skills
  13. Leading the profession 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
  14. Union growth 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. Standards and working conditions 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?