[2014-07-18] Kuala Lumpur regional office hiring coordinator

Education International (Equal Opportunity Employer) invites applications for the post of Regional Coordinator (temporary post).

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[2014-07-17] Myanmar: EI leads exploratory mission

EI’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office (EIAP) led a very successful fact-finding mission to Myanmar recently. The EIAP team were in Yangon from 30 June-2 July to check available data and get basic field information, and to assess and proceed to a critical analysis of the country’s current situation, specifically concerning the education sector and teachers.

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[2014-07-10] Australia: Senate backs Gonski funding for full six-year period

The Australian Education Union has called on Prime Minister Tony abbot to follow the recommendations of a Senate inquiry and reverse his decision to abandon the final two years of Gonski funding.

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Welcome to Education International Asia Pacific!

The Asia-Pacific region is EI's largest in geographical terms. Due to the sheer scale of the region, the issues that EI is dealing with differ in diverse cultural, social and economic contexts. For example, in South Asia EI deals with the dual problem of child illiteracy and child labour, and with the problem of gender equity and HIV/AIDS.

In Central Asia, EI is helping affiliates to address issues arising from the liberalisation of the national economies and education for all.

In Southeast Asia, EI along with its member organizations works to better organise on union issues including leadership and promote human and trade union rights.

In Northeast Asia, EI has been assisting teachers and other education workers to strengthen their organisations and protect and promote their fundamental freedom to form and join trade unions. In the Pacific, EI's affiliates are working on the right to education of indigenous peoples, education for all and the fight against the commercialisation of education. In total, EI has 72 affiliates in 35 countries and territories in the region.