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Inclusive education

  1. Equity and inclusion 15 June 2019

    USA: NEA celebrates the work of educators in supporting LGBTQ+ students

    In the USA, LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated in June every year to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Pride Month celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, NEA published the stories of six educators who are out in the classroom.

    USA: NEA celebrates the work of educators in supporting LGBTQ+ students
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 January 2019

    International Day of Education: educators matter!

    Education International and education unions worldwide celebrate the first ever International Day of Education, calling on governments to make quality public education for all a reality.

    International Day of Education: educators matter!
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 December 2018

    Fiji: education unionists seek inclusive schools that are a safe environments for all

    The Education International’s Asia-Pacific office and the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) organised in Fiji a professional development workshop, “Teachers unions for inclusion: embracing diversity and promoting safe schools”.

    Fiji: education unionists seek inclusive schools that are a safe environments for all
  4. Equity and inclusion 3 December 2018

    World Disability Day: Time to rethink disability in education

    On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, two new reports by Education International shed light on students and teachers with disabilities, their struggle to be part of our education systems, and how to make inclusion happen.

    World Disability Day: Time to rethink disability in education
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 December 2018

    Inclusive education in Canada: Steps taken and the long road ahead, by Dr. Sherri Brown

    Sherri Brown

    We are already fully into the snow and cold of winter here in Ottawa, Canada, and the snow is blowing outside as I apply layer onto layer of clothing onto my wiggling 8-year-old son. As I drop him off at school, his educational assistant takes in a gasp of cold...

    Inclusive education in Canada: Steps taken and the long road ahead, by Dr. Sherri Brown
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 December 2018

    Increasing funding for inclusive education: a benefit for all, of value to all!, by Claude Carroué

    Cheerful pupils, playing in the playground, taking turns on a swing, in the shelter of pre-fabricated buildings currently used by several classes until new buildings under construction are operational. At the school in Bempt, in the Brussels Region commune of Forest, the enthusiasm for a school focussed on the inclusion...

    Increasing funding for inclusive education: a benefit for all, of value to all!, by Claude Carroué
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 28 November 2018

    Nepal: education unions move forward on inclusion, diversity and safety in schools

    The capacity-building workshop on “Teachers’ unions for inclusion: embracing diversity and promoting safe schools” has provided a forum for Education International’s Nepalese affiliates to discuss and develop tools to influence national policies on inclusive education and safe schools for all; students and teachers.

    Nepal: education unions move forward on inclusion, diversity and safety in schools
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes

    Marguerite Lukes

    I arrived in Bremen on a flight from New York City on a gloomy late September day in 2018, not quite sure what to expect. Having been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research and Teaching grant, I was to spend 8 weeks away from my familiar New York City streets to...

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 31 October 2018

    Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all

    Educators from Education International’s Filipino affiliates have crafted action plans aiming to embrace diversity and promote safe schools for all, including lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex teachers and learners, as a follow-up to the 2017 Resolution on Advancing LGBTI Rights of Education International’s Asia-Pacific region.

    Philippines: teacher unions commit to take action for inclusion and safe schools for all
  10. Equity and inclusion 25 October 2018

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi

    Bran Al Zoabi

    Among the many people who have fled to Germany since 2015 are many skilled workers who have not only lost their families, friends, history, work, future, property, home and dreams, but also their direction, path and goal. In other words, they have lost everything. Some workers have found other areas...

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 October 2018

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley

    Kurt Fearnley

    Nearly four million Australian children are enrolled in our world-class public education system in any given year. Students from well-off families, students from families living day-to-day. Elite athletes, some even juggling early careers as Olympians or as professional athletes, some who have never played organised sport. Budding actors and performers,...

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley
  12. Equity and inclusion 14 September 2018

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta

    Begoña López Cuesta, José Miguel Megías Leyva, Manuel Crespo Nievas

    Commitment to ensuring the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, stateless persons, those seeking international protection and migrants necessitates an inclusive school system. This concerns not only teaching and didactic matters, to research and innovation in education, but also the realm of moral values and social justice.

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta
  13. Equity and inclusion 4 December 2017

    "The Role of Prescription Glasses for Students, and for Reducing School drop-out in Morocco" by Nahas Hamida

    Nahas Hamida

    Apart from fighting for the demands and the interests of education workers in Morocco, the National Education Union (FDT) also fights to improve the public schools through its engagement with government policies in the field of education and training.

    "The Role of Prescription Glasses for Students, and for Reducing School drop-out in Morocco" by Nahas Hamida
  14. Equity and inclusion 3 December 2017

    "Inclusion, school integration and the question of differences", by Professor Néstor Carasa

    Nestor Carasa

    Inclusion and school integration are two concepts that have been conflated — whether deliberately or not — and assigned various directionalities and meanings at every given historical moment based on the current political context. Examining these meanings is crucial to going beyond mere discussions of political correctness to instead develop...

    "Inclusion, school integration and the question of differences", by Professor Néstor Carasa
  15. Equity and inclusion 3 December 2017

    “The Other Kids” by Shelley Moore

    Shelley Moore

    What about the other kids? As a district consultant for inclusive education, this is one of many zingers that I hear on a daily basis. I am always looking for new ways of answering this question, and then I met Ali.

    “The Other Kids” by Shelley Moore
  16. Equity and inclusion 1 December 2017

    CHANGE

    Peggy Blair, Dr. Sheila Bennett, Dr. Jacqueline Specht

    An often said and generally accepted universal truth is that CHANGE IS HARD. Certainly, at least in educational circles, volumes of literature and much discussion has centred on this theme. Some might postulate that there is more “discussion” than actual change attempts.

    CHANGE
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 9 August 2017

    Do not turn teachers into spies!

    Recently the European Bangladesh Forum invited me to participate in a debate on violent extremism. At stake was the question: How to prevent violent extremism?

    Do not turn teachers into spies!