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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-01-24

    #EI25: “Standing together: the power of teachers in the fight for democracy”, by Steffen Handal

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." She is right. Education changes lives, communities and the world. It is both a key to changes in society and individual freedom projects. I therefore stand shoulder...

    #EI25: “Standing together: the power of teachers in the fight for democracy”, by Steffen Handal
  2. Union growth 2018-12-17

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen

    2018 is the 25th anniversary of the creation of Education International. As this anniversary year draws to a close, we are publishing an interview of Fred van Leeuwen who served the organization as General Secretary of EI for its first quarter century. This discussion offers a reflection on the substantial...

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen
  3. Union growth 2018-10-18

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)

    The leadership of Education International (EI) is applauded for demonstrating that education Unions are well placed to contribute to the elimination of child labour and promote quality education for all. It is important to look back and draw strength from these achievements as EI celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)
  4. Union renewal and development 2018-09-06

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière

    There is an old French adage that says “les absents ont toujours tort,” which means that those who are absent are always in the wrong (or always get the blame). But what if they were right after all under certain circumstances? This seems to be the case in the field...

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-08-23

    #EI25: “When Ordinary People Demand Justice”, by Lily Eskelsen García

    Sometimes what touches us at an international meeting isn’t what’s on the agenda. It’s what was outside on the street. Sometimes it’s the crushing courage of tiny, fragile grandmothers who would not be stopped and who serve as an example to all social justice activists of what we are called...

    #EI25: “When Ordinary People Demand Justice”, by Lily Eskelsen García
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-08-09

    #EI25: "Remaining a trade unionist and staying strong", by Marième Sakho Dansokho (SYPROS, Senegal)

    Education International (EI) is celebrating 25 years of existence; 25 years of advocacy for education and the teaching profession. A long journey peppered with successes, wins and persistent challenges. EI and its affiliated organisations have to contend with capital and capitalists more concerned with their own profits than with the...

    #EI25: "Remaining a trade unionist and staying strong", by Marième Sakho Dansokho (SYPROS, Senegal)
  7. Union renewal and development 2018-05-02

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)

    Few would argue that the world has changed in a significant manner over the last decade through a combination of geopolitics and communication technology. The rapid rate of change seems to have caught most people off-guard and as a result is struggling to keep pace. Very few analysists have been...

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)
  8. Union renewal and development 2018-01-25

    #EI25: reflections by Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard University

    I first heard about Education International in 1996. I had recently joined the staff at the World Bank, on a leave from Harvard University, to lead their education projects in Mexico, and I was invited by Maris O’Rourke, then director of the education group at the Bank, to meet a...

    #EI25: reflections by Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard University
  9. Union renewal and development 2018-01-25

    #EI25: Reflections by David Archer, ActionAid

    My first memory of meeting with Education International was in October 1999 – when ActionAid, Oxfam and the Global March for Child Labour met in Brussels to set up the Global Campaign for Education. That was a landmark moment – forging links between EI’s campaign on quality public education, Oxfam’s...

    #EI25: Reflections by David Archer, ActionAid