On Education & Democracy: 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession

published 15 July 2019 updated 30 August 2022
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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Education International, which currently brings together the national education unions of 170 countries representing 32.5 million educators and education support staff, we have selected 25 lessons which educators and their organisations have learnt throughout history on education and democracy.

Our lessons serve as a set of recommendations to every classroom teacher working at all levels in our education systems and in their education unions. These lessons are an invitation to take a stand in favour of democracy and its institutions and to consider contributions that teachers, schools, universities and representative organisations can make to solidify and progress democratic life.