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professional standards

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 September 2020

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments

    A series of virtual seminars on the future of the teaching profession is being held in 2020. The first in the series for this year took place on 15 September. There were 61 participants from eight countries. They came from education and teacher unions, ministries of education and international stakeholder...

    Africa: The future of the teaching profession and education addressed by education unions and governments
  2. Standards and working conditions 16 November 2019

    Teachers and UNESCO team up to define professionalism for teaching and learning across the world

    Education International (EI) and UNESCO launch a joint framework that will define what quality teaching means, now and in the future. The Global Framework of Professional Teaching Standards was launched today in front of education ministers, EI member organisations and policy experts at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.

    Teachers and UNESCO team up to define professionalism for teaching and learning across the world
  3. Union growth 22 October 2019

    “Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.

    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.
  4. Standards and working conditions 8 October 2019

    Education unionists in Asia-Pacific put forward recommendations to advance SDG4 and professional teaching standards

    At the Asia-Pacific regional consultative meeting of Education International affiliates, education union leaders adopted recommendations to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 and implement professional teaching standards.

    Education unionists in Asia-Pacific put forward recommendations to advance SDG4 and professional teaching standards
  5. Leading the profession 3 October 2019

    “Nothing about us without us: educators take the lead on professional teaching standards”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    One of the most consequential debates and decisions of our 8th World Congress was on professional teaching standards. Congress passed a resolution supporting the implementation of a joint EI/UNESCO framework on the development of professional teaching standards where it is clear that teachers’ unions must be at the centre of...

    “Nothing about us without us: educators take the lead on professional teaching standards”, by David Edwards.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 June 2019

    "Teacher ethics: ethics of presence", by Eirick Prairat.

    Eirick Prairat

    The professionalisation of the teaching profession, initiated at the beginning of the 1990s, was conceived solely in terms of technical skills. There was little talk of ethics at the time. In this text, we would like to show that far from being “an extra soul”, ethics is at the heart...

    "Teacher ethics: ethics of presence", by Eirick Prairat.
  7. Standards and working conditions 6 March 2019

    Teachers’ professional development and conditions - vital signs for student well-being and progress

    An Education international - commissioned study for the EI Research Institute on teacher professional identities, based on seven localities and five case studies, shows that teachers are concerned about the well-being and progress of students. They also consider professional development and learning central to that mission along with professional standing...

    Teachers’ professional development and conditions - vital signs for student well-being and progress
  8. Future of work in education 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
  9. Union renewal and development 17 December 2018

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

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Standards and working conditions 23 January 2018

    EI Executive Board to acknowledge the past while looking ahead to the future

    In advance of its 25th anniversary, Education International’s 50th Executive Board Meeting convenes in Brussels where leaders are set to make key decisions as a major chapter of the organisation is celebrated.

    EI Executive Board to acknowledge the past while looking ahead to the future
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 December 2017

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?

    Maurie Mulheron, Tom Alegounarias

    The de-regulation drums are beating. Most of us can hear them, even if for some of us, the luckier ones, the beat is still dull and distant.

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?
  14. Union renewal and development 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
  15. Standards and working conditions 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