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Quality Teaching

  1. Leading the profession 5 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava

    Prachi Srivastava

    When the World Bank announced that the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) would be on education, I was sceptical. I’m not denying the Bank’s research expertise. It devotes substantial money and staff and has a trove of reports that are accessible in the public domain. It’s also open to criticism...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 December 2017

    Finland: role of quality education system acknowledged during celebrations of country’s centenary

    As the centenary of Finland’s independence is celebrated, teacher unionists reiterate that education is a crucial part of the glue holding the country together and that it gave, and still will give it, a bright, prosperous and sustainable future.

    Finland: role of quality education system acknowledged during celebrations of country’s centenary
  3. Standards and working conditions 27 November 2017

    Mauritania: teacher unions united in call to save the national education system

    Faced with the chronic shortage of teachers in the country, the use of contract teachers and an increasing privatisation in education, the trade unions have called on public authorities to urgently remedy the situation and parents to mobilise to save the national education system.

    Mauritania: teacher unions united in call to save the national education system
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 November 2017

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools

    Goof Buijs

    Scotland is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children. Since Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, the Scottish Government has full responsibility for its education system. Top priority in the national policy is to reduce health...

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 November 2017

    UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budget

    To improve education for the country’s children, teachers’ unions have urged the UK Government to increase funding for schools as the country gears up for its budget and schools face real-term cuts.

    UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budget
  6. Leading the profession 21 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.

    Howard Stevenson

    The World Bank’s 2018 world development report, with its focus on education and the need ‘to realize education’s promise’, is a welcome, if perhaps surprising, step forward. The report scores highly on intent, but it must work with teachers, not against them, if the report’s ambitions are to become a...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.
  7. Climate action and literacy 17 November 2017

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

    Education International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education

    Juliet Wajega

    The World Development Report (WDR) 2018 - Learning to realize Education’s Promise - places learning at the center to equip children and youth for the future. The report recognizes the key role teachers play in achievement of quality education.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education
  9. Standards and working conditions 7 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #2: Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions: Lost opportunities in World Bank education report

    Leo Baunach

    The dedicated reader of the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) on learning and education will find moments of nuanced discussion. Unfortunately, these gems are brief caveats to flawed headlines and conclusions. The World Bank report valorizes professional teaching while degrading the voices and needs of teachers.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #2: Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions: Lost opportunities in World Bank education report
  10. Union renewal and development 1 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #1: A Guide to Reading the Rhetoric

    Francine Menashy

    The 2018 World Development Report marks an important milestone—for the first time in 40 years the World Bank’s dominant research publication is dedicated to education.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #1: A Guide to Reading the Rhetoric
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2017

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession

    After meeting in Dakar, the Board of the Comité Syndical Francophone pour l’Education et la Formation committed to promoting quality public education accessible to all, as well as increase vibrant and respected teacher trade unionism.

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 October 2017

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools

    German education unionists are calling for a comprehensive set of measures to improve the situation at primary schools in response to a new report on education in the sector.

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools
  13. Standards and working conditions 25 October 2017

    UK: Flexible working needed to solve recruitment and retention crisis

    Better part-time and flexible working opportunities can help solve the teacher recruitment and retention crisis in the UK, say education unions in response to the latest National Foundation for Educational Research’s report.

    UK: Flexible working needed to solve recruitment and retention crisis
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 October 2017

    Burkina Faso: united education union front for a better teacher status

    For the first time in three years, Burkina Faso's education trade unions have called a strike in order to obtain better living and working conditions for teachers and help achieve quality education.

    Burkina Faso: united education union front for a better teacher status