Education unions from around the world are in Poland to find ways to better teach the Holocaust on the eve of the 70th anniversary marking the liberation of the extermination and concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Speaking during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Education International’s General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen asked the business community to support public school systems and help teachers improve education quality.
As the labour conflict in the country’s education sector escalates, ETUCE, Education International’s European Region, aims to bring the parties back to the negotiation table after months of a sluggish social dialogue, which came to a complete standstill at the end of the year.
Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 401 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 30 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.