Nikola Wachter is a research officer at Education International (EI), where she coordinates research on inclusive education as well as political economy issues including education privatisation and its impact on education systems. She is a certified teacher and former union activist concerned about strengthening equitable access to quality public (education) systems and promoting the democratisation of knowledge within and beyond education. As an open education advocate, Nikola coordinates EI’s work on copyright and Open Educational Resources.
Written by Nikola Wachter
Technological advances have an ever increasing impact on every aspect of the education system, from the provisioning of education to working conditions and administrative governance. Unfortunately, technology is too often dumped onto education institutions leaving behind a big ecological footprint but no educational improvement. However, there are also many examples...“When Open Educational Resources and platform capitalism meet”, by Nikola Wachter.
I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...“Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
Education Unions’ Voices on the Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession
Landmark UN Resolution Urges States to Monitor and Regulate Private Education Providers