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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 October 2020

    Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment

    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold their Annual Meetings on 16-18 October. The International Financial Institutions can play a critical role in ensuring that there is a real and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Trade Union Confederation and Global Union Federations, while...

    Global Unions call upon the World Bank and the IMF to support public investment
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 9 October 2020

    Mexico: Union targets school dropouts during pandemic

    The National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) in Mexico celebrated World Teachers' Day with the delivery of televisions, smartphones, electronic tablets and computer equipment to teachers and students. The aim is to avoid school dropouts during the pandemic by facilitating online teaching and learning.

    Mexico: Union targets school dropouts during pandemic
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 8 October 2020

    Germany: Education stakeholders demand swift implementation of enhanced safety measures in schools

    “Many questions remained unanswered” in terms of guaranteeing safe and healthy teaching and learning environments in Germany. That’s according to the two largest German education unions – the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) - and the Federal Parents' Council (BER) in a statement...

    Germany: Education stakeholders demand swift implementation of enhanced safety measures in schools
  4. Union growth 7 October 2020

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

    A teacher union operating in the private sector has decided to take a series of actions to ensure decent working and living conditions for teachers and also to strengthen its capacities and ensure that teachers’ voices are really heard by the public authorities.

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. Union renewal and development 6 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | “Regaining Our Common Purpose”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    A day after the largest online gathering of teachers in history, a split-screen picture emerges of a global crisis for our students and a profession determined to build back better.

    #WorldTeachersDay | “Regaining Our Common Purpose”, by David Edwards.
  6. Climate action and literacy 4 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Unleashing the transformative power of education”, by Camilla Croso.

    Camilla Croso

    In his seminal text "Pedagogy of the Oppressed", Brazilian scholar Paulo Freire writes, “Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” I believe this encapsulates education’s transformative power. It is only...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Unleashing the transformative power of education”, by Camilla Croso.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Embracing our Humanity”, by Felisa Tibbitts.

    Felisa Tibbitts

    A common thread connecting educators and learners worldwide during this pandemic is a shared humanity. Teachers, administrators, students, and their families on short notice have had to respond to the demands placed on schooling when schools closed. Those closing doors required educators to reimagine classroom teaching, this is certainly true....

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Embracing our Humanity”, by Felisa Tibbitts.
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “A World Without Teachers”, by Andy Hargreaves.

    Andy Hargreaves

    Never has there been a more important time than this moment, right now, to think about and appreciate what great teachers have done for our children and also for us. We have seen what the world looks like when its teachers are taken away from our children. We have witnessed...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “A World Without Teachers”, by Andy Hargreaves.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Tackling crises and big changes ahead: the role of education”, by Steve Klees.

    Steve Klees

    The pandemic has been devastating and we have little idea of its future. The education of so many children has suffered. Nonetheless, the world has gained a new and deeper appreciation of the work of teachers -- of teachers as essential workers. The world has also gained an understanding of...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Tackling crises and big changes ahead: the role of education”, by Steve Klees.
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “After the Virus: In Teachers We Trust”, by Pasi Sahlberg.

    Pasi Sahlberg

    What is the X-factor that helps schools through the current global health crisis? Lessons from around the world tell us that where schools have flexible curriculum arrangements, creative approaches to real problem-solving, and confidence in collective professional wisdom of teacher as leaders, navigation through the tough times gets easier. It...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “After the Virus: In Teachers We Trust”, by Pasi Sahlberg.
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.

    David Archer

    The IMF is 75 years old but still has a lot to learn. They need a well trained professional teacher to explain some basic truths. You can’t commit to ambitious development goals and then impose austerity. You can’t constrain public sector wage bills and then worry that countries have shortages...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Teachers and the Public Sector Wage Bill”, by David Archer.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: Jordan Naidoo (UNESCO)

    Jordan Naidoo

    The experience of the past months shows that hard times really bring us together and reminds us of our collective power to endure and overcome the toughest challenges. The need for stronger partnerships, collaboration and global solidarity was emphasised repeatedly in collective efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic underpinned by...

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: Jordan Naidoo (UNESCO)
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 October 2020

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Public Education Homework: An Equitable and Inclusive Future” by Armand Doucet.

    Armand Doucet

    In a time of crisis, hidden truths are revealed and what we have learned is that our collective humanity is in trouble. For it to flourish, I hope and believe teachers will play a leading role to create a future that has inclusivity as its foundation.

    #WorldTeachersDay | Lessons from the Pandemic: “Public Education Homework: An Equitable and Inclusive Future” by Armand Doucet.
  14. Leading the profession 29 September 2020

    “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    It is an indicator of the depth of the crisis created by Covid that OECD’s Secretary General, Angel Gurria should take on the responsibility for launching this year’s edition of Education at a Glance. While the OECD describes the EAG as a flagship publication and it’s full of interesting comparative...

    “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 28 September 2020

    Madagascar: an education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities

    With the help of Education International’s COVID-19 solidarity fund, the Fédération chrétienne des enseignants et employés de l’Éducation (FEKRIMPAMA) has been able to get out to meet Madagascar’s teachers. The pandemic has abruptly reduced their quality of life and drawn attention to the lack of social and health security for...

    Madagascar: an education union is bringing teachers’ grievances and suggestions to the attention of the public authorities
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 25 September 2020

    Nepal: Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic

    In Nepal, the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU) has issued demands to the government, highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges for teachers and education staff in the private sector, and how to respond to them.

    Nepal: Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic