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Quality Teaching

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 October 2017

    Australian disability claims boost private school funding at expense of public schools

    The Australian Education Union has questioned the government’s decision to considerably increase spending for private schools based on their enrolment numbers of disabled students, deploring that public schools are set to receive much less.

    Australian disability claims boost private school funding at expense of public schools
  2. Union growth 12 October 2017

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges

    Asia-Pacific education union leaders reiterated their commitment to quality education for all, working towards countering for-profit education privatisation, increasing  teacher professionalism and demanding respect for educators’ human and trade union rights.

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges
  3. Union growth 9 October 2017

    France: Educators unite in defence of public service

    The French affiliates of Education International are mobilising on 10 October to defend civil servants’ purchasing power and working conditions as they press for improvements in the quality of public services.

    France: Educators unite in defence of public service
  4. Standards and working conditions 5 October 2017

    The educational bottom lines

    Steffen Handal

    "The Oslo School system is run like a big company where the students' achievements represent the bottom line. The goal is improvement year by year."

    The educational bottom lines
  5. Union growth 5 October 2017

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus

    As the contributions and significance of teachers are recognised, this year’s focus has turned toward the diminishing freedoms facing the profession and the empowerment needed to allow teachers to work effectively in a challenging world.

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 September 2017

    Teachers’ voice is heard at Global Education Industry Summit

    Supported by a strong delegation, Education International joined more than a hundred representatives from government, industry and the OECD for the third Global Education Industry Summit in Luxembourg.

    Teachers’ voice is heard at Global Education Industry Summit
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 September 2017

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

    A new UNESCO report addresses girls and women’s significant underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialisation and schooling.

    UNESCO aims at ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
  8. Equity and inclusion 28 September 2017

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments

    With only modest advances made in the year since countries pledged education-related support to refugees at the 2016 UN General Assembly’s Leaders’ Summit, renewed calls for immediate action are being made.

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2017

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education

    The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has condemned the government’s decision to introduce school fees, a move that flies in the face of the country’s constitution which states that primary education is a right.

    Swaziland: Unconstitutional move to end free primary school education
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 September 2017

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly

    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities.

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2017

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health

    On the occasion of the Swiss Education Day, teachers’ unions demanded that efforts be made by employers to improve their health protection, with the slogan “Healthy Schools - Good Schools.”

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health
  12. Union renewal and development 14 September 2017

    Africa’s education leadership works towards union unity

    Africa’s top education union leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to increase trade union unity on the continent to help reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Africa’s education leadership works towards union unity
  13. Union growth 13 September 2017

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation

    While Niger’s education unions are not opposed to teacher evaluation, they are criticising the Minister’s failure to listen to their advice concerning the form the tests should take and the consequences facing teachers’ careers.

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2017

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality

    The release of the 2017 edition of the OECD’s ‘Education at a Glance’ contains data supporting Education International’s position that teacher salaries remain stagnant and that class size does have an impact on student outcomes.

    New OECD report takes aim at teacher salaries, class size and gender equality