Ei-iE

Publications and Research

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Commercialisation in public schooling - An Australian study

    Bob Lingard, Sam Sellar, Anna Hogan, Greg Thompson

    20 December 2017

    The Commercialisation in Public Schooling project explores the extent and character of commercialisation in Australian public schooling. The study also documents the structural conditions, as well as political values, which enable this.

    Commercialisation in public schooling - An Australian study
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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    What educators need to know about global trade deals

    Susan Robertson

    14 December 2017

    The EI study What Educators Need to Know About Global Trade Deals explores the economic, political and social conditions, development agendas, combinations of actors and regulatory instruments, which together have challenged the idea of, and conditions for, education as a public service and a human right by locking in a...

    What educators need to know about global trade deals
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  3. Equity and inclusion

    The journey of hope: Education for refugee and unaccompanied children in Italy

    Sonia Grigt

    30 November 2017

    The Italian legal framework provides a high level of protection for asylum-seeking and unaccompanied minors and a noticeably inclusive approach concerning the integration of these children into the education system. That said, recent developments of the immigration legal framework concerning unaccompanied minors and its impact on the fulfilment of their...

    The journey of hope: Education for refugee and unaccompanied children in Italy
    1. The journey of hope
    2. Il viaggio della speranza
  4. Equity and inclusion

    Spain: Hope through diversity

    Begoña López Cuesta

    29 November 2017

    Spanish legislation provides for the right of refugees to education and international protection. In practice, however, the absence of a legal framework and institutional infrastructure specifically designed to identify the needs of this target group and provide an appropriate response runs counter to this formal recognition.

    Spain: Hope through diversity
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  5. Equity and inclusion

    Opportunities and hope through education: How German schools include refugees

    Dita Vogel, Elina Stock

    28 November 2017

    The Federal Republic of Germany has always been heavily influenced by migration, both of a permanent and temporary nature. Despite high levels of immigration, government policies did not consider Germany a country of immigration until the new residence law that came into force in 2005. Since then, immigration is no...

    Opportunities and hope through education: How German schools include refugees
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  6. Equity and inclusion

    Newcomers: Hope in a cold climate

    Nihad Bunar

    31 October 2017

    The aim of this article is to describe and analyse major patterns of response from Swedish authorities and institutions towards newly arrived, asylum-seeking and refugee children during the last decade.

    Newcomers: Hope in a cold climate
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  7. Standards and working conditions

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    18 October 2017

    The prevailing discourse on higher education has raised a voice concerning quality, equality, and equity—all centered on students. Surprisingly, such discussions have remained relatively silent on another set of actors crucial to the teaching/learning process: higher education personnel.

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    The privatisation of education in Uruguay

    Eloísa Bordoli, Pablo Martinis, Mauro Moschetti, Stefanía Conde and Marcelo Alfonzo

    29 September 2017

    Over the last few decades, pro-privatisation policies have taken a central place in many processes of educational reform on a global scale. In Latin America, these policies have assumed a key role in educational reform processes, especially since the 1990s.

    The privatisation of education in Uruguay
    1. Report (in Spanish)
  9. Leading the profession

    Practices, challenges and future prospects in the recruitment and training of teachers in Ethiopia

    Dr. Eric Daniel Ananga and Dr. Emmanuel M. J. Tamanja

    14 September 2017

    The study assesses the current practices, future prospects and challenges in the recruitment, selection, and training of the first cycle primary school teachers’ training policy of Ethiopia and puts forward policy recommendations.

    Practices, challenges and future prospects in the recruitment and training of teachers in Ethiopia
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  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Managing the effects of large class sizes on quality education in Ghana

    12 September 2017

    The study aims to identify actual class sizes as against the required size by education providers and policy makers. Further, the study also examines the possible causes and effects of large class sizes. Finally, this study identifies possible ways of managing large class sizes in the Ghanaian education system from...

    Managing the effects of large class sizes on quality education in Ghana
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  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Nepal: Patterns of privatisation in education

    Pramod Bhatta and Tejendra Pherali

    6 September 2017

    This research provides an overview of the trajectories and forms of education privatisation in Nepal, with a special focus on low-fee and chain schools. In doing so, it seeks to contribute to the ongoing, critical debate about the relationships between students’ rights to quality education, teachers’ rights to quality working...

    Nepal: Patterns of privatisation in education
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  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    We the educators

    10 August 2017

    The objective of this literature review was exploratory in nature, and because of the depth of the literature (both academic and non-academic) available on standardisation, personalisation and privatisation, this review focuses primarily on scholarly articles and books published in the past decade.

    We the educators
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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Spotlight: Cashing in on SDG 4

    Antonia Wulff

    9 August 2017

    Education International's Antonia Wulff explains that the Sustainable Development Goal 4 could be summarised as more education of a better quality for all, and that quality and equity must be at the centre of the 2030 Agenda.

    Spotlight: Cashing in on SDG 4
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  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review

    Tyler Hook

    11 July 2017

    This report reviews and analyses documents related to the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) pilot. The analysis focuses on three key areas: transparency and accountability, students and teachers, and scalability and sustainability.

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review
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  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    School vouchers and the privileges of choice

    Tore Bernt Sorensen

    11 July 2017

    Since the 1980s, the debate on school vouchers has been prominent along with the more general efforts to institute market forces, school choice, and privatisation in education sectors in many countries.

    School vouchers and the privileges of choice
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  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Pearson and the neo-liberal global assault on public education

    Alan Singer and Eustace Thompson

    26 June 2017

    Pearson, the British-based mega-publisher, testing company, and Third World edu-entrepreneur, has inordinate influence over education policy around the world, yet it also has serious vulnerabilities. Corporate over-reach generates inefficacies that alienate its customer base and contributed to “blowback” campaigns against the company. This essay explores the Pearson and neo-liberal threats...

    Pearson and the neo-liberal global assault on public education
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  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Guide to indicators for SDG 4 Quality Education

    14 June 2017

    The education goal, SDG 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, is made up of 10 targets outlining the specific priorities and commitments on education – the Education 2030 Agenda. It includes targets on free primary and secondary education, early childhood and tertiary...

    Guide to indicators for SDG 4 Quality Education
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  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    A joint vision for secondary and higher education for all in Europe

    19 May 2017

    The present joint action programme is proposed by the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the European Students’ Union (ESU), and Education International (EI) to their members and partners, in order to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 related goals, which the United Nations...

    A joint vision for secondary and higher education for all in Europe
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