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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 June 2017

    Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise

    For Public Services Day, Education International’s European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education, has reasserted that, after nine years of austerity, Europe’s public sector workers, including teachers, deserve a pay rise.

    Public Services Day: European education unions join the movement for a public service workers’ pay rise
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 June 2017

    Mexico’s teachers’ union takes steps to ‘enrich’ the profession

    With an agreement signed with the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture, the National Union of Education Workers is seeking to strengthen the teaching profession through new education and research programmes.

    Mexico’s teachers’ union takes steps to ‘enrich’ the profession
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 June 2017

    Copyright and education at WIPO

    Teresa Nobre

    The World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is currently engaged in discussing, at an international level, limitations and exceptions to copyright, including for educational purposes.

    Copyright and education at WIPO
  4. Union growth 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession
  5. Leading the profession 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 May 2017

    UK: MPs call halt to high-stakes primary testing

    Teacher unionists have welcomed a new report by the UK Commons Education Select Committee on Primary Assessment, highlighting the need to reform high-stakes tests in primary school.

    UK: MPs call halt to high-stakes primary testing
  7. Union renewal and development 9 May 2017

    African education union leaders reaffirm commitment to improve unity

    The Regional Dialogue Forum on Human Resources Issues in the Education Sector provided African teacher union leaders and education stakeholders with the opportunity to stress the importance of teacher trade union unity and social dialogue on education.

    African education union leaders reaffirm commitment to improve unity
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 May 2017

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?

    Pasi Sahlberg

    Some say that schools don’t change. Many things may have remained the same but one thing is new: data. Today the walls of principals’ offices display performance results and data walls in teachers’ lounges highlight whether students have accomplished their learning targets. Data has become hot currency in school reforms.

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 May 2017

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks

    John Heffernan

    A few years ago, calling for a more robust worldwide embrace of human rights education by invoking the Holocaust, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra'ad said in a speech given at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Eight of the 15 people who planned the Holocaust in 1942...

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 May 2017

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam

    The message on day one of the Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference was clear, with educators looking at making sure that teachers themselves are the architects of the profession and of education systems.

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 May 2017

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Steffen Handal

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 May 2017

    Education communicators come together in The Netherlands

    Held on the eve of the Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference in Rotterdam, communication leaders from EI affiliates gathered to exchange ideas and share updates on campaigns and initiatives underway around the world.

    Education communicators come together in The Netherlands
  13. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 April 2017

    DRC: Launch of training for trainers of study circle facilitators

    Thanks to support from colleagues around the world, the educational unions in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a series of training courses for education sector union trainers.

    DRC: Launch of training for trainers of study circle facilitators