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professional issues

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 24 March 2021

    Morocco: Strikes and demonstrations demand better conditions for contract teachers

    Despite harassment and violence by police forces, Moroccan teachers' unions continue to demonstrate in the capital city, Rabat, to demand permanent contracts and better working conditions. They are also protesting against the rising cost of living.

    Morocco: Strikes and demonstrations demand better conditions for contract teachers
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 September 2020

    OECD PISA V results show inequalities in education and importance of qualified teachers and education support personnel

    The OECD released its fifth volume of its Programme for International Assessment 2018 (PISA 2018) report today, 29 September. Although the data is from 2018, its analysis surveyed the new area of school policy.

    OECD PISA V results show inequalities in education and importance of qualified teachers and education support personnel
  3. Standards and working conditions 20 August 2020

    UK: Union welcomes decision to uphold teachers’ professional judgement on grades

    The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has welcomed the upholding of teacher professional judgement in the Deputy First Minister’s statement in the Scottish Parliament on results of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The SQA is the executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government responsible for accrediting educational awards.

    UK: Union welcomes decision to uphold teachers’ professional judgement on grades
  4. Union growth 6 July 2020

    USA: The National Education Association holds virtual Representative Assembly

    On 2 and 3 July, the National Education Association (NEA) of the United States held a virtual representative assembly with the participation of over 7,000 delegates. The theme of the assembly was “Our Democracy; Our Responsibility; Our time”.

    USA: The National Education Association holds virtual Representative Assembly
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 6 July 2020

    “Online teaching and videoconferencing: how can teachers choose the most appropriate tools?”, by Steven Kolber.

    Steven Kolber

    Teachers are all scrambling onto remote learning (or distance learning, or continuous learning, or crisis learning, or the nomenclature of your area) to support and stay connected with their students during this isolating time. The unexpected nature of the events around COVID-19 and the different levels and speeds of responsiveness...

    “Online teaching and videoconferencing: how can teachers choose the most appropriate tools?”, by Steven Kolber.
  6. Standards and working conditions 6 July 2020

    France: teachers’ unions ask to be heard and assert their profession

    Representatives of French teachers’ unions have impressed upon public authorities the need to establish a real social dialogue to ensure high-quality education for all during and after the current global pandemic. In particular, they point to the statement adopted by the Education International European Region, ETUCE; which makes recommendations for...

    France: teachers’ unions ask to be heard and assert their profession
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 January 2019

    Today’s Priority - The future of Finland’s education policy

    The annual Educa trade fair organised by Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, a national education union affiliated to Education International, OAJ, will bring together thousands of Finnish teachers and education policymakers.

    Today’s Priority - The future of Finland’s education policy
  8. Future of work in education 19 September 2018

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson

    Howard Stevenson

    Many countries face huge problems recruiting educators to work in schools, colleges and universities and creating the working conditions that retain them in that work. Research studies also show that educators rarely get access to the type of high quality professional development they need to be as effective in their...

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson
  9. Standards and working conditions 5 September 2018

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession

    The challenges facing teachers and the need for professional development, an improved status of teachers, and international teaching standards were highlighted by education stakeholders in South Africa recently.

    Africa: Professional development key to boosting teaching profession
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 April 2018

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers

    Jelmer Evers

    Not too long ago I had a formal lesson observation as part of my yearly performance review. It’s meant as a basis for professional growth and as such it succeeded. I enjoyed the reflection. In my view it should be a regular part of a teacher’s job, not just a...

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 February 2018

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises

    As Education International convenes its regional affiliates in Trinidad and Tobago, the challenges they face are as varied as they are common, from strengthening democracy, ensuring quality education to the future of trade unionism.

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 May 2017

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam

    The message on day one of the Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference was clear, with educators looking at making sure that teachers themselves are the architects of the profession and of education systems.

    Putting teachers at the heart of education systems the focus in Rotterdam
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 April 2017

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards

    From 18 to 20 April 2017, the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) brought together teachers from all over the island to discuss ways to improve their professional practices.

    Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards