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Research and Policy Development

  1. Leading the profession 27 March 2009

    EI case for education to the OECD Council

    Investment in people must be a key factor in stimulus plans to recover from the financial and economic crisis. This was one of the messages from EI and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), comprising ambassadors from the...

    EI case for education to the OECD Council
  2. Leading the profession 20 March 2009

    PISA: Is testing dangerous?

    The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardized test undertaken by random samples of 15-year-old students in 57 countries around the world. It is the best known international comparative study undertaken regularly in education today, and its results have a significant impact on education policy in...

    PISA: Is testing dangerous?
  3. Leading the profession 20 March 2009

    Neuroscience and education: implications for classroom practice

    Did you know that the concept of individuals being left-brained or right-brained is an example of neuroscientific research data being interpreted incorrectly (Willis, 2008)? Or that the practice of identifying learners as auditory, visual or kinesthetic has never been supported by brain research (Ansari, 2008)? These commonly held beliefs have...

    Neuroscience and education: implications for classroom practice
  4. Leading the profession 15 January 2009

    Education International launches online Policy Library

    As from January 2009, both EI member organisations and members of the public are now able to consult the policy documents of the global union federation that represents employees in the education sector worldwide.

    Education International launches online Policy Library
  5. Leading the profession 14 November 2008

    Trade unions must be part of any solution to global financial crisis

    Working people, who will bear the brunt of the global financial crisis, must have a seat at the table and a voice in the discussions about causes, consequences and possible strategies to confront the current crisis. This is the main message to the G20 from leaders of the international trade...

    Trade unions must be part of any solution to global financial crisis
  6. Leading the profession 9 September 2008

    SATS fiasco: Standard testing fails Britain

    Britain’s system of standardised testing is in disarray following large-scale bungling by the American company contracted to mark students’ papers.

    SATS fiasco: Standard testing fails Britain
  7. Leading the profession 5 August 2008

    EI analyses World Bank study

    In a recent study entitled “Education Quality and Economic Growth”, the World Bank explores the strong link between educational quality and economic growth. However, the study’s definition of educational quality and some of the measures proposed for improving educational quality may be controversial.

    EI analyses World Bank study
  8. Leading the profession 5 August 2008

    Analysis of the World Bank's study on "Education Quality and Economic Growth"

    The World Bank has recently launched a new study on Education Quality and Economic Growth. The study was launched by the Bank’s Vice President for Human Development and Chief Economist, in Brussels on 23 June 2008. While the study recognizes the importance of educational quality and the impact teachers make...

    Analysis of the World Bank's study on "Education Quality and Economic Growth"
  9. Leading the profession 26 March 2008

    Hatwood Futrell offers blueprint for education

    EI's founding President Mary Hatwood Futrell says redefining schooling is not a national issue, but a global one.

    Hatwood Futrell offers blueprint for education
  10. Leading the profession 12 March 2008

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?

    Education International, and its member organisations in the OECD and partner countries, are increasingly concerned about politicization of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?
  11. Leading the profession 4 December 2007

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?

    Education International, and its member organisations in the OECD and partner countries, are increasingly concerned about politicization of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    PISA 2006: Pedagogical or political?
  12. Leading the profession 23 November 2007

    EI's Analysis of OECD's PISA 2006 Report

    In general, PISA assesses the extent to which 15-yrs-old students near the end of compulsory education possess the key knowledge and skills for their full participation in society. PISA 2006, in particular, focuses on understanding scientific concepts and applying them to real life situations.

    EI's Analysis of OECD's PISA 2006 Report
  13. Leading the profession 13 September 2007

    New EI Publication: Research Matters!

    A new EI publication emphasises the role of research in shaping policy and provides guidelines on how teachers’ unions can take a serious approach to it.

    New EI Publication: Research Matters!
  14. Leading the profession 24 July 2007

    Education International Barometer - Human and trade union rights at risk

    More than 200 years after the official abolition of the slave trade, 100 years since women first won the right to vote, and 60 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, millions of children and adults around the world are still denied their fundamental rights in school and society.

    Education International Barometer - Human and trade union rights at risk
  15. Leading the profession 8 May 2007

    In lead-up to German G8 Summit, EI critical of World Bank education policies

    Due to the World Bank's support for hiring unqualified teachers, increasing class sizes and introducing market mechanisms into the public education sector, the quality of education is declining in countries that are dependent on the Bank for funding.

    In lead-up to German G8 Summit, EI critical of World Bank education policies
  16. Leading the profession 12 September 2006

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education

    Education International is concerned that the OECD’s influential annual report, released today in all 30 OECD countries, stops short of urging member governments to significantly increase their investment in public education.

    Major OECD report fails to call for greater public investment in education