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Quality Teaching

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 7 September 2017

    The Liberian Government's school privatisation program exposed

    A leaked copy of the Government commissioned report investigating the Partnership Schools for Liberia programme has concluded that it cannot work “with sustainable budgets and staffing levels, and without negative side effects on other schools.”

    The Liberian Government's school privatisation program exposed
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 September 2017

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda

    Teacher union leaders have kick-started the first regional consultation workshop on the Education 2030 Agenda to reflect on ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific.

    Pacific education unions work to implement the 2030 Agenda
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 September 2017

    Belgium: limiting the impact of the francophone political crisis on the start of the school year

    While close to 900,000 students and 100,000 teachers of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation are preparing to start a new school year, the Belgian teacher trade unionists have reaffirmed the importance of applying the Pact of excellence aimed at achieving quality education.

    Belgium: limiting the impact of the francophone political crisis on the start of the school year
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 August 2017

    Finland: leading education organisations launch institution for high education and culture standards

    Together, the education union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education have launched an educational institution aiming to safeguard high education standards in the country.

    Finland: leading education organisations launch institution for high education and culture standards
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 August 2017

    In Support of a Whole Child Movement

    Sean Slade

    Five years ago this summer, a group of 13 educators penned an opinion piece in the Huffington Post calling for a more humanistic approach to education. The article entitled In Support of the Whole Child, began by stating, We are at a crossroads in this nation regarding the direction that...

    In Support of a Whole Child Movement
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 August 2017

    UK: with a new school year comes an increasing need for teachers

    Reports of a teacher shortage in Scotland as schools prepare to reopen their doors have prompted one of the United Kingdom’s education unions to urge the government to find a solution to a growing problem.

    UK: with a new school year comes an increasing need for teachers
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 August 2017

    UK: A-Level results provide cover for problems plaguing education

    Following the release of A-Level results, UK teacher unions have highlighted the hard work and commitment of both students and their teachers despite a hastily reformed curriculum and funding cuts in education.

    UK: A-Level results provide cover for problems plaguing education
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 August 2017

    Finland: government increases support for education of immigrant students and teachers

    The Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö teachers’ union have called for increased teacher training in order to deliver quality education to immigrant students following a government announcement to boost funding for immigrant students’ education and integration.

    Finland: government increases support for education of immigrant students and teachers
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 August 2017

    Australia: lifting students’ achievements via increased funding in education, not testing

    Australian educators have warned against placing excessive emphasis on test results, arguing focus must be on ensuring all schools are receiving the funding and resources they need to deliver for students and raise student outcomes.

    Australia: lifting students’ achievements via increased funding in education, not testing
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 August 2017

    France: education unions hold government to task over commitment to living standards

    Through their trade union federations, French education unions are not letting public authorities forget their commitment ensuring that public servants a decent standard of living through the Protocol on Professional Pathways, Careers and Remuneration.

    France: education unions hold government to task over commitment to living standards
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 August 2017

    UK: student attainment gap must be narrowed to achieve quality education for all

    Education unions have reacted to the latest report into the progress made by the UK Government to narrow the student attainment gap, demanding that public authorities stop austerity measures and increase investment in the education system.

    UK: student attainment gap must be narrowed to achieve quality education for all
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 August 2017

    UK: Increasing class sizes increase teachers’ workload

    In response to Labour Party figures showing that students are being taught in increasingly overloaded classes, UK education unions have urged the Government to act and improve students’ learning environments and teachers’ working conditions.

    UK: Increasing class sizes increase teachers’ workload
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 July 2017

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector

    EI-affiliated trade union groups in France have strongly criticised the French government's intention to reinstate a waiting day for public service employees in case of sick leave, describing the measure as “ineffective” and “unfair”.

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 July 2017

    Bermuda: Roll-back on commitments in pre-election negotiations

    The Bermuda Union of Teachers has condemned what it views as disrespect shown by the government-led public service negotiating team for walking back its agreement reached with union to advance quality education in the country.

    Bermuda: Roll-back on commitments in pre-election negotiations
  15. Standards and working conditions 4 July 2017

    New OECD report critical of Romania’s education system

    Welcomed by the Free Trade Union Federation in Education, the report echoes many of the union’s concerns, from high-stakes testing to the need for greater teacher autonomy, in an in-depth examination of the education system.

    New OECD report critical of Romania’s education system