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04 July 2015

Iranian teacher union leader jailed

Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, was arrested following his attempt to obtain a visa to attend the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa, Canada later this month. More




03 July 2015

Blog: bringing the big business of education into perspective

Following up on their in-depth study on the commercialisation of education, Stephen J Ball and Carolina Junemann share their thoughts on how business and education policy converge to influence what it means to be educated. More




03 July 2015

Iraq: union pushes to improve teacher status and open access to quality education

The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union took full advantage of its 12th education conference to promote education for all and to stress the improvement of teachers’ status across the country. More




02 July 2015

EI says goodbye to a close friend

Ron Thorpe, a dedicated advocate for quality education who championed the work of teachers for more than 40 years, passed away July 1st following an extended illness. More



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Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.

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