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Quality Teaching

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 July 2013

    Educating citizens

    Fernando M. Reimers

    Educating citizens
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 July 2013

    USA: NEA to help make lesson plans available

    EI’s largest affiliate, the National Education Association (NEA) in the United States has announced an initiative, the NEA Master Teacher Project, to fund the redesign and expansion of BetterLesson's site and pay 95 math and English language arts teachers selected by an intense vetting process $15,000 to record and share...

    USA: NEA to help make lesson plans available
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 April 2013

    USA: Unions file federal lawsuit over teacher-evaluation procedure

    The National Education Association (NEA), an EI national affiliate, together with the Florida Education Association (FEA), has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the evaluation of teachers based on the standardised test scores of students they do not teach or based on subjects they do not teach.

    USA: Unions file federal lawsuit over teacher-evaluation procedure
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 March 2013

    Norway: trade unionists give their vision of quality education

    EI’s largest national affiliate in Norway, the Union of Education Norway (UEN), has participated in a post-2015 MDG consultation meeting in Oslo.

    Norway: trade unionists give their vision of quality education
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 March 2013

    Mali and Uganda: Drive to promote mother-tongue education

    Education stakeholders involved in the Quality Educators for All project (Quality-Ed) have called for the promotion of mother-tongue education. This call was made at a Quality-Ed seminar held in Gulu, Uganda, from 25 February to 1 March.

    Mali and Uganda: Drive to promote mother-tongue education
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 February 2013

    Tanzania: Exam failure rates led to calls for improvement

    EI is demanding greater investment in quality teachers and respect for their professional and trade union rights, in a bid to improve education quality in Tanzania. The call follows the announcement by Tanzania’s Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, that the country’s students performed poorly in the...

    Tanzania: Exam failure rates led to calls for improvement
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 January 2013

    US: Boosting standards for teacher preparation

    Raising the bar for students raises it for their teachers as well. To help teachers meet this challenge, one of EI’s affiliates in the United States, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has developed a proposal for improving the quality of the teaching profession.

    US: Boosting standards for teacher preparation
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 January 2013

    Tanzania: Significant move to curb teacher shortage

    The national government in Tanzania plans to hire and deploy over 28,000 teachers in primary and secondary schools starting in January 2013. This move should reduce, by more than half, the shortage of teaching staff in government schools.

    Tanzania: Significant move to curb teacher shortage
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2013

    Mauritania: Successful Round Table on Quality Education

    Quality education was the theme of a round table organised by EI in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from 3-5 January. Under the theme, ‘For More Quality Education in Mauritania’, EI’s four affiliates - SNEM, SNEP, SNES and SNEF – considered and discussed a joint strategy for improving Mauritanian education.

    Mauritania: Successful Round Table on Quality Education
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 January 2013

    US and Finnish teachers share best practices

    On 12 December, the Finnish Embassy in the US welcomed representatives of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of EI’s national affiliates, and international guests. Finnish Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde praised the AFT’s Share My Lesson teacher resource initiative as a reflection of Finland's own renowned commitment to teacher training...

    US and Finnish teachers share best practices
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 January 2013

    Council of Europe promotes quality education in new recommendation

    Common action in educational and cultural matters will achieve greater unity among Council of Europe member states, according to a Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) on 12 December 2012.

    Council of Europe promotes quality education in new recommendation
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 December 2012

    France: Improving working conditions for trainee teachers

    The Syndicat National des Enseignements de Second Degré (SNES-FSU), organised a week of action for trainees which took place between 26th and 30th November. Trainees are men and women who have passed the national competitive recruitment examination and must complete a year as a trainee teacher before they are given...

    France: Improving working conditions for trainee teachers
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 November 2012

    Nepal: education unions’ workshop increases trade unions capacities

    Social justice and gender equity were just two issues addressed at the EI workshop, “Reviving union cooperation to strength teachers’ voice”, for its Nepalese member organisations from 10-12 October.

    Nepal: education unions’ workshop increases trade unions capacities
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Teachers training and quality education in Africa

    This article will discuss the characteristics of a profession in the context of the teaching service and challenges which teachers may face in their endeavour to develop and maintain reputable organisations and professional members. It will also explore the strategies which teachers and education stakeholders may use in advocating for...

    Teachers training and quality education in Africa
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Kenya: educators’ union tackling the teacher deprofessionalisation issue

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is a teachers’ trade union founded in December 1957 during a conference held in a local school in Nairobi. Its constitution was ratified in 1958 and registered in 1959. It has a membership ranging between 180,000 to 240,000 teachers drawn mainly from primary,...

    Kenya: educators’ union tackling the teacher deprofessionalisation issue
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education

    Education is the bedrock of social development, a subject that has always been of concern to society. This concern is shared at both the family and community level and on a much wider scale, as can be seen from the holding of major conferences such as those in Jomtien and...

    Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education