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Susan Hopgood

Susan Hopgood is President of Education international and Federal Secretary of the Australian Education Union. She began her career as a mathematics teacher and later served with the union full-time in the position of Women’s Officer, a job she held until 1993. She was elected to AEU’s top office in 2006, the first woman to achieve that position. Ms. Hopgood was appointed President of EI by the Executive Board in 2009 and elected President at the 6th EI World Congress in Cape Town in 2011.

Written by Susan Hopgood

  1. Union growth 8 January 2021

    “Can 2021 be the Critical Year for Climate Change Mobilisation?”, by Susan Hopgood.

    Susan Hopgood

    As we enter 2021 and wish each other a Happy New Year, the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines is a good reason for optimism regarding humanity’s most immediate threat. Unfortunately, when it comes to our most urgent long-term danger – climate change – there is no vaccine, no bright path before...

    “Can 2021 be the Critical Year for Climate Change Mobilisation?”, by Susan Hopgood.
  2. Equity and inclusion 12 June 2020

    Interview | Susan Hopgood: “In the fight against child labour the key to progress is to involve unions”.

    Susan Hopgood

    On the World Day Against Child Labour, Education International President Susan Hopgood gives insights into the work of education unions to eradicate child labour, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on vulnerable children, the lessons we have learned from previous crises and the way forward.

    Interview | Susan Hopgood: “In the fight against child labour the key to progress is to involve unions”.
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 April 2020

    “Coronavirus: Our principles, values, and shared humanity”, by Susan Hopgood.

    Susan Hopgood

    Combat of the Coronavirus has graduated in many countries to closing of schools and most public gatherings and some businesses. EI has mostly focused on the impact on education and teachers and Education Support Personnel (ESP) and have been providing reports regularly from countries and regions and on what is...

    “Coronavirus: Our principles, values, and shared humanity”, by Susan Hopgood.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 January 2020

    “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”, by Susan Hopgood.

    Susan Hopgood

    What is more exciting than helping a child discover the joy of learning and begin a life of exploration. What could be more important to the future than helping to understand and embrace the values that anchor decent, fair and democratic societies and that develop a resistance to hatred, bigotry,...

    “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”, by Susan Hopgood.
  5. Leading the profession 18 September 2019

    “Global Week of Climate Action: Count us in!”, by Susan Hopgood.

    Susan Hopgood

    Strongest hurricane in recorded history, hottest summer, unprecedented mass bleaching of the coral reef… we have grown accustomed to deal in superlatives. Since 1970, the number of natural disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled to around 400 a year. Scientists have warned us about the extreme weather phenomena climate change...

    “Global Week of Climate Action: Count us in!”, by Susan Hopgood.
  6. Democracy

    On Education & Democracy: 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession

    Fred van Leeuwen, Susan Hopgood
    15 July 2019

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Education International, which currently brings together the national education unions of 170 countries representing 32.5 million educators and education support staff, we have selected 25 lessons which educators and their organisations have learnt throughout history on education and democracy.

    On Education & Democracy: 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession
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