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Vocational Education and Training

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 September 2019

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed

    Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft expresses concern regarding the gap between the allocated 5.5 billion euros announced by the federal government and the 21 billion euros required to ensure the minimum equipment of all general and vocational schools until 2024.

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed
  2. Leading the profession 5 September 2019

    “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire: problematic privatization and a framework to be redefined”, by Eric Lavigne.

    Eric Lavigne

    The Pathways to Education and Work research group from the University of Toronto has published its report entitled “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire”. The study assesses, negatively, the results of privatization of education on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), calls for more public participation,...

    “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire: problematic privatization and a framework to be redefined”, by Eric Lavigne.
  3. Democracy 28 August 2019

    “G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting here in Japan is an opportunity to reflect. EI and other Global Unions are participating in the Labour 20 – L20 which represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It importantly unites trade unions across G20 countries and our Global Union...

    “G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 August 2019

    Australia: National Skills Week highlights urgent need for more TAFE funding

    In the framework of the Australian National Skills Week, held from 26 August - 1st September, educators urge the Federal Government to put a halt to the cuts in funding for technical and further education and the sector’s privatisation.

    Australia: National Skills Week highlights urgent need for more TAFE funding
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 August 2019

    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.

    Fred van Leeuwen

    Higher education is indispensable if we are to maintain a foundation of facts, knowledge and free discussion in society. TVET reaches very many young people and adults and has a key education function in addition to providing skills training. Both are under attack as many, public and private, innocently or...

    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 July 2019

    “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.

    Gavin Moodie

    Education International’s new report on "Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a Framework for Social Justice" charts a new way for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to advance social justice.

    “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.
  7. Equity and inclusion 1 March 2019

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’

    At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
  8. Leading the profession 12 November 2018

    EI 11th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference: Advancing conditions for staff to improve quality education

    The first day of the 11th Education International’s Further and Higher Education and Research Conference has provided member organisations with a forum for exchanging information and strategies across regions for the advancement of quality terms and conditions of employment for teachers, academics and researchers, and addressed technical and vocational education...

    EI 11th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference: Advancing conditions for staff to improve quality education
  9. Standards and working conditions 11 September 2018

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy

    The relationship between education and equity is the focus of this year’s ‘Education at a Glance’ (EAG) report.

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy
  10. Leading the profession 20 February 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #15: Technical and vocational education and training – realising the potential to transform the lives of millions, by Pat Forward

    Pat Forward

    The most striking features of the World Development Report 2018’s chapter on technical and vocational training (TVET) are that it is a superficial examination of the role and impact of TVET around the world, and that it persists in perpetuating a very narrow framing of the role that the sector...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #15: Technical and vocational education and training – realising the potential to transform the lives of millions, by Pat Forward
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 January 2018

    Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress

    Australian educators have protested against deteriorating work conditions in the technical and further education sector in Victoria, a direct threat to quality education.

    Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 October 2017

    Australia: Vocational training crisis heading towards social crisis

    The erosion of Australia’s vocational training system, partly because of privatisation, is now impacting on society and on the futures of young people.

    Australia: Vocational training crisis heading towards social crisis
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 March 2017

    CIES 2017: education unions shape the debate at global research conference

    When top education researchers gathered recently in Atlanta, Georgia the voice of the teaching profession was loud and clear as Education International turned focus toward the role unions play in shaping technical and vocational education.

    CIES 2017: education unions shape the debate at global research conference
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2015

    UNESCO adopts international standards to promote adult and vocational education

    The 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO has adopted revised standards to promote vocational education and training, adult education, as well as physical education and sport.

    UNESCO adopts international standards to promote adult and vocational education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 March 2015

    Australia: Privatisation of vocational training detrimental to students

    Reacting to a recently published study, education unions have stressed that authorities of New South Wales must guarantee minimum public funding levels for technical and further education, and avoid the unchecked privatisation that has destroyed vocational education.

    Australia: Privatisation of vocational training detrimental to students
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 May 2014

    Working abroad in Europe – Recognition of professional qualifications

    The European Parliamentary Research Service has summarised the recently adopted EU Directive on Recognition of professional qualifications. In November 2013 the Directive 2013/55/EU was published amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

    Working abroad in Europe – Recognition of professional qualifications