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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 December 2018

    Slow progress on copyright in education and research at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

    Advancing an international copyright exception for education and research and involving education unions in related discussions were the key messages imparted by Education International (EI) to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

    Slow progress on copyright in education and research at the World Intellectual Property Organisation
  2. Union growth 13 December 2018

    #UDHR70 - “Our struggle in Bahrain … Might be yours”, by Jalila Al-Salman

    Jalila Al-Salman

    The Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) was established in October 2001 after a long journey of teachers’ struggles to obtain their representative body. It was founded after the King Hamad presented a package of reforms, including allowing associations representing professionals in the public sector to exist, even though unions are still...

    #UDHR70 - “Our struggle in Bahrain … Might be yours”, by Jalila Al-Salman
  3. Union growth 12 December 2018

    France: newly elected representatives will carry the voices of teachers and education support staff

    In an election with increased participation, French teachers and education support staff have democratically elected, with stable scores for the unions, for a term of four years, their representatives from the trade unions to various bodies linked to education during the 2018 professional elections.

    France: newly elected representatives will carry the voices of teachers and education support staff
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 December 2018

    Inclusive education in Canada: Steps taken and the long road ahead, by Dr. Sherri Brown

    Sherri Brown

    We are already fully into the snow and cold of winter here in Ottawa, Canada, and the snow is blowing outside as I apply layer onto layer of clothing onto my wiggling 8-year-old son. As I drop him off at school, his educational assistant takes in a gasp of cold...

    Inclusive education in Canada: Steps taken and the long road ahead, by Dr. Sherri Brown
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees

    Education International welcomes the release of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report), and its focus on the importance of addressing issues related to migration, displacement and education in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s commitment to leave no one behind.

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and refugee children to quality education, a right that serves the interests of both learners and the communities they live in.

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 November 2018

    Germany: Teachers’ Day highlights that politicians must support teachers

    The 2018 Autumn Conference of the German Teachers' Day is taking place under the slogan: “Taking new paths!?”, urging public authorities to provide teachers with adequate working conditions, so they are armed to face current education challenges and can deliver quality education.

    Germany: Teachers’ Day highlights that politicians must support teachers
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2018

    Elsevier: putting a price on knowledge

    In its most recent publication, Education International examines the publishing giant Elsevier, whose success on the market is based on ethically questionable practices which endanger the transmission of knowledge and its condition as a public good.

    Elsevier: putting a price on knowledge
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 13 November 2018

    France: united trade union action protesting cuts in education

    For the first time in seven years, the main French education trade unions have put out a united call for a strike on 12 November to voice their deep dissatisfaction with the government’s plans to cut 2,650 teaching positions and 400 education support personnel positions in secondary schools by September...

    France: united trade union action protesting cuts in education
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 November 2018

    EI 11th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference: Advancing conditions for staff to improve quality education

    The first day of the 11th Education International’s Further and Higher Education and Research Conference has provided member organisations with a forum for exchanging information and strategies across regions for the advancement of quality terms and conditions of employment for teachers, academics and researchers, and addressed technical and vocational education...

    EI 11th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference: Advancing conditions for staff to improve quality education
  11. Democracy 31 October 2018

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers

    Fernando M. Reimers

    I am heartbroken and concerned. I am heartbroken because last saturday, as members of the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh celebrated the Sabbath, an armed man entered the Temple and shot on those there as he made anti-semitic statements, murdering eleven people who had come keep the holy day,...

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2018

    UK: Chancellor’s budget speech does not address damage to children’s education of austerity

    Education unions in the United Kingdom have expressed their deep disappointment at the Chancellor’s budget speech, which, by only proposing ‘little extras’, does not end austerity measures that have been in effect for years, undermining schools and educators’ financial means as well as quality education for all.

    UK: Chancellor’s budget speech does not address damage to children’s education of austerity
  13. Standards and working conditions 25 October 2018

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi

    Bran Al Zoabi

    Among the many people who have fled to Germany since 2015 are many skilled workers who have not only lost their families, friends, history, work, future, property, home and dreams, but also their direction, path and goal. In other words, they have lost everything. Some workers have found other areas...

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2018

    UK: Education union concerns remain after reform to the framework of the school inspection

    Following the admission by the Chief Inspector of the school inspection agency Ofsted that focus on data has been a major factor in schools becoming exam factories, UK teacher unions have reiterated their views that the focus put on data has achieved the opposite of what the agency intended, namely...

    UK: Education union concerns remain after reform to the framework of the school inspection
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 October 2018

    Kenya: Teacher deaths raise concerns over system of conflict area postings

    The killing of two teachers has led to union calls on the government to act now to avoid more deaths of teachers posted to areas affected by conflict and violence.

    Kenya: Teacher deaths raise concerns over system of conflict area postings
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 October 2018

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts

    Education International raised a wide range of issues related to the status of teachers with the Joint ILO-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel.

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts
  17. Union growth 9 October 2018

    25 Lessons on Education and Democracy

    On the occasion of World Teachers Day, October 5th, Education International presented ‘25 Lessons on Education and Democracy’. The 25 lessons learned are linked to the 25 years of the existence of Education International.

    25 Lessons on Education and Democracy