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Research and Policy Development

  1. Climate action and literacy 16 November 2017

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.

    Fernando M. Reimers

    Educating students to be engaged democratic citizens requires that they learn to engage with current affairs in schools. Engaging students with real world issues is also a way to get students to become more motivated with their studies and, over the long term, to be more effective professionally and more...

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education

    Juliet Wajega

    The World Development Report (WDR) 2018 - Learning to realize Education’s Promise - places learning at the center to equip children and youth for the future. The report recognizes the key role teachers play in achievement of quality education.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #3: Say No to for profit experiments in education: support Public education
  3. Leading the profession 7 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #2: Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions: Lost opportunities in World Bank education report

    Leo Baunach

    The dedicated reader of the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) on learning and education will find moments of nuanced discussion. Unfortunately, these gems are brief caveats to flawed headlines and conclusions. The World Bank report valorizes professional teaching while degrading the voices and needs of teachers.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #2: Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions: Lost opportunities in World Bank education report
  4. Union renewal and development 1 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #1: A Guide to Reading the Rhetoric

    Francine Menashy

    The 2018 World Development Report marks an important milestone—for the first time in 40 years the World Bank’s dominant research publication is dedicated to education.

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #1: A Guide to Reading the Rhetoric
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 August 2017

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review

    This report reviews and analyses documents related to the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) pilot.

    Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2017

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy

    With an aim to research, refine, and resist, teachers’ unions are reinforcing their leading role at the cutting edge of research methods and practices at the 13th annual Education International Research Network meeting.

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 May 2017

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?

    Pasi Sahlberg

    Some say that schools don’t change. Many things may have remained the same but one thing is new: data. Today the walls of principals’ offices display performance results and data walls in teachers’ lounges highlight whether students have accomplished their learning targets. Data has become hot currency in school reforms.

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 May 2017

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Steffen Handal

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  11. Standards and working conditions 3 May 2017

    Review. The Global Education Race. Sellar, Thompson and Rutkowski. Brush Education Inc 2017.

    Martin Henry, John Bangs

    The number of countries which take part in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is now well over double the number of OECD member countries. If there is one thing which demonstrates just how far PISA has pulled in front of other global assessments of education, it is...

    Review. The Global Education Race. Sellar, Thompson and Rutkowski. Brush Education Inc 2017.
  12. Leading the profession 14 December 2016

    Global education community reacts to latest PISA report

    The release of the OECD’s 2015 PISA report has the education community around the world abuzz, and Education International’s affiliates and partners have shared their wide spectrum of views in response.

    Global education community reacts to latest PISA report
  13. Leading the profession 18 November 2016

    ResNet Africa: Collaboration on tools for quality research

    Researchers and union leaders at Education International’s Research Network Africa learnt how to use online tools and develop in-depth approaches to qualitative interviews during dynamic and practical skill-focused sessions.

    ResNet Africa: Collaboration on tools for quality research
  14. Leading the profession 13 May 2016

    Union renewal for positive and improved collective bargaining

    New ways for education unions to shape learning and working conditions, develop and enact policy, and enhance professional knowledge and professional learning were outlined at the 12th Education International Research Network.

    Union renewal for positive and improved collective bargaining