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Quality Teaching

  1. Standards and working conditions 24 April 2017

    UK: Urgent need to address negative impacts of teaching on teachers

    Education unions in the UK have reasserted the need to support overworked teachers, helping them to reach an adequate balance between their professional and personal lives.

    UK: Urgent need to address negative impacts of teaching on teachers
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 April 2017

    Global Action Week for Education 2017: government must be held accountable for promises made to ensure free public quality education for all

    Education International calls on affiliates and concerned citizens to join the Global Action Week for Education 2017, to urge governments to implement the sustainable development goals by investing in free public quality education and educators.

    Global Action Week for Education 2017: government must be held accountable for promises made to ensure free public quality education for all
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 April 2017

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards

    From 18 to 20 April 2017, the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) brought together teachers from all over the island to discuss ways to improve their professional practices.

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards
  4. Climate action and literacy 12 April 2017

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    At a recent education conference, I was invited to participate in a panel entitled, “Problematizing future competencies: Learning development in the unknown 21st century.” Something about the title generated resistance in me, so instead of offering suggestions on “competencies” for the “unknown” 21st century, I problematized the theme of the...

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 April 2017

    UK: Unions demand appropriate reform of primary school assessment system

    The UK Government is consulting teachers’ unions on its proposals to reform the system of primary school assessment, which have given a mixed reaction to the government’s proposals for reform.

    UK: Unions demand appropriate reform of primary school assessment system
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 April 2017

    Australia: Disadvantaged students hit by resource shortages

    Australian schools are significantly under-resourced, affecting student performance, according to newly released international data, demonstrating the importance of Gonski needs-based funding to ensure all schools have the resources they need.

    Australia: Disadvantaged students hit by resource shortages
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2017

    Global education movement advances on its priority themes

    The 49th meeting of the Education International’s Executive Board will take stock of measures and actions taken and to be taken to implement its quadrennial programme for quality education as mandated by the 2015 World Congress.

    Global education movement advances on its priority themes
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 March 2017

    Edinburgh takes centre stage for international teachers’ Summit

    Teacher union leaders and ministers of education are at the table together in the Scottish capital to address challenges facing education during the 7th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

    Edinburgh takes centre stage for international teachers’ Summit
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 March 2017

    Togo: Dialogue secures positive changes to education system

    Teacher trade unionists in Togo have welcomed measures announced by the public authorities to support primary and secondary education, acknowledging that education is the cornerstone of a more just society and the country's development.

    Togo: Dialogue secures positive changes to education system
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 March 2017

    Teachers chart their own way toward defining decent work

    It’s often said that two heads are better than one, but in the case of teachers an entire profession is on hand to determine what education employment policy of the future should look like.

    Teachers chart their own way toward defining decent work
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 February 2017

    Gabon: striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system

    On strike since last fall, Gabonese teachers are calling on public authorities to negotiate and quickly respond to trade union demands aimed at improving the education system and obtaining better teaching and learning conditions.

    Gabon: striking teachers call for social dialogue to improve the education system
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 February 2017

    Mexico: Union helps bridge the tech divide

    Disadvantaged schools will be provided with new technologies and IT training for teachers, an initiative of Mexico's largest education union to help its members to overcome the technology gap that divides the country.

    Mexico: Union helps bridge the tech divide
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 February 2017

    Belgium’s new education pact not as excellent as it appears

    The highly touted Pact of Excellence is under scrutiny as teacher unions express their concern that the effort to improve education in the country’s French-speaking region will harm the vocational sector and increase teacher workloads.

    Belgium’s new education pact not as excellent as it appears
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 January 2017

    South Africa: Union collaboration to improve quality of teaching

    The South African Democratic Teachers' Union is the first union to finalise a partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust to find practical solutions to improve the quality of learning in schools.

    South Africa: Union collaboration to improve quality of teaching
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 December 2016

    Textbooks must pave the way to sustainable development

    A new policy paper calls on governments to urgently revise the content of their textbooks in line with the core values of the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

    Textbooks must pave the way to sustainable development
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 November 2016

    India: current and future leaders trained in capacity building 

    Education leaders and recipients of the John M. Thompson Fellowship Programme refreshed their knowledge of unions in the region while learning about strategic plans for their own organisations and ways to contribute.

    India: current and future leaders trained in capacity building 
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2016

    UK: Towards a new union for education professionals and their learners

    Two UK education unions are negotiating on their amalgamation, demonstrating their joint vision for education which enables learners to understand and contribute to a wider society, and improves the working lives of education professionals.

    UK: Towards a new union for education professionals and their learners