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Quality Teaching

  1. 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
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 January 2018

    UK: Scrutinising the notion of ‘high-performing’ schools

    Teacher unionists in the UK have requested public authorities to explain the term ‘high performing’ schools, and reiterated the need for social justice and social mobility for all young people.

    UK: Scrutinising the notion of ‘high-performing’ schools
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 December 2017

    Finland: enhancing national language skills

    Languages should be learned at the earliest educational stage and language studies in Finland must be guaranteed for all.

    Finland: enhancing national language skills
  4. Leading the profession 19 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #8: "Unions do contribute to quality education. An example from the Gambia", by Marie Antoinette Corr

    Marie Antoinette Corr

    The World Development Report 2018 recognises, although briefly, that poor working conditions for teachers can undermine learning (p.138). It argues that the status of the teaching profession has declined over the last few decades, and that as a result, “teachers deserve more from the systems that employ them” (p.138).

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #8: "Unions do contribute to quality education. An example from the Gambia", by Marie Antoinette Corr
  5. Union growth 12 December 2017

    The Netherlands: Strike action to protect quality primary education

    Dutch educators are on strike today (12 December), demanding decent salaries and a normal workload. They are also urging the government to clearly and firmly address burn out and a shortage in teachers in primary education.

    The Netherlands: Strike action to protect quality primary education
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 December 2017

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?

    Maurie Mulheron, Tom Alegounarias

    The de-regulation drums are beating. Most of us can hear them, even if for some of us, the luckier ones, the beat is still dull and distant.

    Is teaching still a profession where you are?
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava

    Prachi Srivastava

    When the World Bank announced that the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) would be on education, I was sceptical. I’m not denying the Bank’s research expertise. It devotes substantial money and staff and has a trove of reports that are accessible in the public domain. It’s also open to criticism...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 November 2017

    Mauritania: teacher unions united in call to save the national education system

    Faced with the chronic shortage of teachers in the country, the use of contract teachers and an increasing privatisation in education, the trade unions have called on public authorities to urgently remedy the situation and parents to mobilise to save the national education system.

    Mauritania: teacher unions united in call to save the national education system
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 November 2017

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools

    Goof Buijs

    Scotland is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children. Since Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, the Scottish Government has full responsibility for its education system. Top priority in the national policy is to reduce health...

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 November 2017

    UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budget

    To improve education for the country’s children, teachers’ unions have urged the UK Government to increase funding for schools as the country gears up for its budget and schools face real-term cuts.

    UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budget
  11. Standards and working conditions 21 November 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.

    Howard Stevenson

    The World Bank’s 2018 world development report, with its focus on education and the need ‘to realize education’s promise’, is a welcome, if perhaps surprising, step forward. The report scores highly on intent, but it must work with teachers, not against them, if the report’s ambitions are to become a...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 November 2017

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

    Education International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition
  13. Leading the profession 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