Union growth 30 June 2020
Germany: New Declaration says civic education is key to strengthening democracy
A German education union has cautioned against fake news and societal fragmentation and called for the inclusion of civic education in vocational training and further education.Germany: New Declaration says civic education is key to strengthening democracy
Democracy 26 June 2020
Education International and Public Services International convene high-profile online conference
Education International and Public Services International have joined forces for a high-profile conference that brings together leading progressive thinkers and union leaders to discuss the post-Covid19 future and how to shape it. The online event will take place on 29 June.Education International and Public Services International convene high-profile online conference
Democracy 11 June 2020
Uruguay: Public education under threat
The new conservative government of Uruguay, that took office last March, has submitted a bill for urgent consideration (Ley de Urgente Consideración, or LUC) to Parliament that set off alarm bells amongst Uruguayan society for being deeply antidemocratic in form and substance. The urgent bill shows how the country is...Uruguay: Public education under threat
Democracy 5 May 2020
“The impact of COVID-19 on society in the Asia-Pacific region”, by Masaki Okajima.
COVID-19 is spreading worldwide, impacting children, educators, parents and, most seriously, vulnerable people. The pandemic has affected over 1.5 billion learners in 192 countries in the world. School closures affect over 91% of the world’s enrolled student population and teaching personnel. Most countries in Asia-Pacific have been taking measures to...“The impact of COVID-19 on society in the Asia-Pacific region”, by Masaki Okajima.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 April 2020
“Intellectual property in times of Coronavirus”, by Yamile Socolovsky.
The measures taken by most governments to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have been varied, and in some cases inadequate or too late. But almost everywhere in the world, cessation of face-to-face educational activities at all levels has been the rule.“Intellectual property in times of Coronavirus”, by Yamile Socolovsky.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 April 2020
“Optimism of the Will”, by Dennis Shirley.
Covid-19 has changed everything. Like it or not, our world is just at the beginning of a historically unprecedented shift to new ways of being, thinking, and doing. The international educational professional will need to respond with its full ingenuity and expertise to this unprecedented challenge.“Optimism of the Will”, by Dennis Shirley.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 April 2020
"Teachers rising to the challenge of a global pandemic", by Steffen Handal.
In Norway, schools and kindergartens have been closed since the middle of March. Only children whose parents have a socio-critical profession have been attending. The Government has decided that early childhood institutions will open April 20th and grade 1 - 4 one week later."Teachers rising to the challenge of a global pandemic", by Steffen Handal.
Democracy 16 December 2019
Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy
One of the highlights of this year’s International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, Mexico was the presentation of a book co-authored by Fred van Leeuwen, Education International (EI) General Secretary Emeritus, and Susan Hopgood, EI President.Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy
Trade union rights are human rights 9 December 2019
“Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.
Raymond D. Basilio
Teachers and education in the Philippines are under siege. The Duterte government’s worsening attacks on all forms of dissent, disguised as a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ purportedly to end local communist insurgency, is taking its toll on the sector that is universally mandated to espouse and uphold social justice, human rights and...“Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.
Union growth 22 November 2019
Bolivia: global education union leaders firmly condemn the coup d’état
Education International’s Executive Board has condemned the situation in Bolivia, stating that it “firmly and unanimously condemns on behalf of its 32 million members the coup d'état that took place last 11 November”.Bolivia: global education union leaders firmly condemn the coup d’état
Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 November 2019
Chile: educators demand an end to the violence
During its 55th meeting in Brussels on November 19-21, the Executive Board of Education International (EI) adopted a resolution condemning the violence against peaceful protestors in Chile and demanding respect for students, teachers and civil society.Chile: educators demand an end to the violence
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2019
“Teachers – Being in Control or Being Controlled?”, by Jim Baker.
The status and role of professional teachers are affected by global efforts to make schools reason and operate like private companies even in some schools systems that may appear untouched by market reform fervour. A publication released last month on the profession addresses, in different contexts, the impact of that...“Teachers – Being in Control or Being Controlled?”, by Jim Baker.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 October 2019
Global Media and Information Literacy Week: education nurtures informed, engaged and empowered citizens
In the era of fake news, media literacy is essential for democracies the world over. Educators play a crucial role in helping their students become responsible and discerning citizens who can navigate the increasingly complex media landscape and make informed decisions.Global Media and Information Literacy Week: education nurtures informed, engaged and empowered citizens
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 October 2019
“Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.
The online magazine ‘Education Journal’ recently published in its edition 385 a report of Education International’s eighth World Congress in Bangkok by EI Senior Consultant, John Bangs. Education Journal has agreed to its publication for Worlds of Education. It has been slightly edited for EI’s global audience.“Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.
Democracy 22 October 2019
Chile: Education International condemns political and military repression of anti-austerity protests
Education International calls on the government of Chile to immediately cease all aggression, suspend the state of emergency in all cities, and open avenues of dialogue with citizens in order to ensure conflict resolution.Chile: Education International condemns political and military repression of anti-austerity protests
Union growth 18 October 2019
“Education – Changing the World”, by David Edwards
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) devoted the most recent edition of its magazine, “Perspectives” to education and democracy. It covers the challenges to democracy in Canada, North America and the world. It also reports on education initiatives that have been developed in Canada to support and re-enforce democratic values and...“Education – Changing the World”, by David Edwards
Democracy 9 October 2019
Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change
In preparation for next year’s conference of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), an extended meeting of the KTU Executive Committee was convened, underlining the issues of democracy, gender equality and action against climate change.Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 September 2019
“Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.
The United Nations established the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September in 2007 to promote democracy. In 2019, it is clear that democracy and all the things that go with it like human rights and rule of law need to be defended as well as promoted. Education...“Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.