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  1. Union renewal and development 3 July 2019

    “Bob Hawke and the origins of Education International”, by Robert Trevennel Harris.

    Robert Trevennel Harris

    Former Australian Prime Minister and trade union leader Bob Hawke died last month at the age of 89. Educational International paid tribute to his long service as Chair of the EI Committee of Experts on Membership. Looking back in time to the origins of EI, the Committee of Experts was...

    “Bob Hawke and the origins of Education International”, by Robert Trevennel Harris.
  2. Union growth 24 January 2019

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

    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
  3. 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
  4. Equity and inclusion 18 October 2018

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

    Juliet Wajega

    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)
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 September 2018

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

    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
  6. Union renewal and development 23 August 2018

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

    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
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 August 2018

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

    Marième Sakho Dansokho

    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)
  8. Democracy 2 May 2018

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

    Davanand Sinanan

    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)
  9. Union renewal and development 2 March 2018

    EI: new podcast looks back at 25 years of Education International’s history

    To mark the quarter century of Education International, founding General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen recounts in his own words how the organisation came to be and how he sees its influence moving forward.

    EI: new podcast looks back at 25 years of Education International’s history
  10. Union renewal and development 1 March 2018

    Education International begins new chapter with new general secretary

    After 25 years Fred van Leeuwen officially hands over the keys to David Edwards, who will lead the organisation into its next phase promoting the teaching profession and public education around the world.

    Education International begins new chapter with new general secretary
  11. Union growth 15 February 2018

    EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workers

    As Education International (EI) celebrates its 25th anniversary, a new podcast helps us look back to past achievements that have helped thousands of teachers deliver quality education, no matter the circumstances.

    EI: New podcast marks 25 years of solidarity with education workers
  12. Equity and inclusion 6 February 2018

    Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EI

    The second episode of a series of four podcasts covering the history of Education International, focuses on the organisation’s engagement and action in favour of women leaders.

    Women leadership: from the beginning, of utmost importance for EI
  13. Union renewal and development 25 January 2018

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

    Fernando M. Reimers

    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
  14. Union renewal and development 25 January 2018

    #EI25: Reflections by David Archer, ActionAid

    David Archer

    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
  15. Union renewal and development 25 January 2018

    As EI turns 25, a new series of podcasts sheds light on past and future

    A quarter of a century after its inception, a series of podcasts on Education International’s history, values and activities is putting sound to the organisation’s celebrations through the voices of its top leaders, past and present.

    As EI turns 25, a new series of podcasts sheds light on past and future
  16. Union renewal and development 23 January 2018

    Education International names new General Secretary

    American David Edwards has been chosen to succeed outgoing and founding General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen after being named to the post by the organisation’s Executive Board.

    Education International names new General Secretary