Ei-iE

Quality Teaching

  1. Standards and working conditions 18 September 2018

    France: education is no longer a priority for the government

    The French education unions have criticised the announcement made by Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer regarding a cut of 1,800 teaching positions in secondary education in the 2019 budget, despite larger numbers of students being accepted.

    France: education is no longer a priority for the government
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 September 2018

    Uganda: 22,000 teachers to be recruited for quality education

    The Uganda National Teachers’ Union calls on the Government to urgently finance the recruitment of 22,000 primary school teachers and provide them with decent working and living conditions. It is the only way to provide quality education for all.

    Uganda: 22,000 teachers to be recruited for quality education
  3. Equity and inclusion 14 September 2018

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta

    Begoña López Cuesta, José Miguel Megías Leyva, Manuel Crespo Nievas

    Commitment to ensuring the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, stateless persons, those seeking international protection and migrants necessitates an inclusive school system. This concerns not only teaching and didactic matters, to research and innovation in education, but also the realm of moral values and social justice.

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta
  4. Future of work in education 13 September 2018

    Germany: “Higher investment in teacher education is overdue”

    The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft and the Verband Bildung und Erziehung have drawn attention to the long-standing “neglect” of on-going teacher training in the German discussion on educational quality.

    Germany: “Higher investment in teacher education is overdue”
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 12 September 2018

    Netherlands: Red is still the colour of primary education!

    The Dutch educators’ Code Red action demanding decent salaries and a normal workload, and urging the government to clearly and firmly address burn-out and a shortage of teachers in primary education has continued with a strike covering South Western regions of the country.

    Netherlands: Red is still the colour of primary education!
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 September 2018

    Southern Africa: young female education unionists will strive for quality education for all

    The recent Southern Africa Women in Education Network’s gender training and advocacy workshop was an excellent opportunity for young female education unionists to enhance their leadership and mobilisation skills, discuss tackling gender issues, and contributing to achieving the UN sustainable development goals.

    Southern Africa: young female education unionists will strive for quality education for all
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 August 2018

    Australia: government urged to halt underfunding of public schools!

    The Australian Education Union has called on educators and concerned citizens to add their names to an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for more funding to be allocated to public schools and towards bringing special support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Australia: government urged to halt underfunding of public schools!
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 August 2018

    Statement to the G20 Education and Employment Ministers

    As the voice of the world’s educators, we welcome the inclusion of education as a priority for the G20, and hope the commitment to education will be ensured moving forward into Japan in 2019.

    Statement to the G20 Education and Employment Ministers
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 August 2018

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education

    Historical events are interpreted and taught differently, and many times in radically opposed ways, in different countries. When countries have been at war with each other, their national education systems, their textbooks and their collective memory often glorify the victors, hide the atrocities and deny the claims of the victims.

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education
  10. Union growth 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)
  11. Union growth 6 August 2018

    Lesotho: public authorities must act on education unions’ concerns

    Education International has supported its Lesotho’s affiliates striking to protest the government’s refusal to consider their legitimate demands concerning teacher professional issues and the achievement of quality education for all.

    Lesotho: public authorities must act on education unions’ concerns
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 July 2018

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education

    The opening of a new headquarters for its branch in the centre of the Iraqi Chamchamal region represents a golden opportunity for the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union to highlight the importance of providing quality education for all in the country and renew its commitment to ensure it.

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 July 2018

    Indonesia: governmental promise to hire 100,000 teachers and bridge the teacher gap

    Indonesian education unionists have welcomed the announcement made by the national government during a Public Discussion on National Education to hire 100,000 teachers in 2018 in an effort to combat the teacher shortage in the country.

    Indonesia: governmental promise to hire 100,000 teachers and bridge the teacher gap
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 July 2018

    New Zealand teachers and nurses to hold first mass strike in a generation

    Thousands of nurses, primary school teachers and principals are calling on New Zealand’s public authorities to ensure decent pay for educators, as well as guaranteeing the future of quality public education, and are prepared to walk off the job.

    New Zealand teachers and nurses to hold first mass strike in a generation