Ei-iE

Quality Teaching

  1. Equity and inclusion 31 October 2018

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers

    Fernando M. Reimers

    I am heartbroken and concerned. I am heartbroken because last saturday, as members of the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh celebrated the Sabbath, an armed man entered the Temple and shot on those there as he made anti-semitic statements, murdering eleven people who had come keep the holy day,...

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2018

    UK: Chancellor’s budget speech does not address damage to children’s education of austerity

    Education unions in the United Kingdom have expressed their deep disappointment at the Chancellor’s budget speech, which, by only proposing ‘little extras’, does not end austerity measures that have been in effect for years, undermining schools and educators’ financial means as well as quality education for all.

    UK: Chancellor’s budget speech does not address damage to children’s education of austerity
  3. Equity and inclusion 25 October 2018

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi

    Bran Al Zoabi

    Among the many people who have fled to Germany since 2015 are many skilled workers who have not only lost their families, friends, history, work, future, property, home and dreams, but also their direction, path and goal. In other words, they have lost everything. Some workers have found other areas...

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi
  4. Standards and working conditions 25 October 2018

    UK: Education union concerns remain after reform to the framework of the school inspection

    Following the admission by the Chief Inspector of the school inspection agency Ofsted that focus on data has been a major factor in schools becoming exam factories, UK teacher unions have reiterated their views that the focus put on data has achieved the opposite of what the agency intended, namely...

    UK: Education union concerns remain after reform to the framework of the school inspection
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 October 2018

    Kenya: Teacher deaths raise concerns over system of conflict area postings

    The killing of two teachers has led to union calls on the government to act now to avoid more deaths of teachers posted to areas affected by conflict and violence.

    Kenya: Teacher deaths raise concerns over system of conflict area postings
  6. Standards and working conditions 10 October 2018

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts

    Education International raised a wide range of issues related to the status of teachers with the Joint ILO-UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel.

    Education International raises professional issues with global experts
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 October 2018

    25 Lessons on Education and Democracy

    On the occasion of World Teachers Day, October 5th, Education International presented ‘25 Lessons on Education and Democracy’. The 25 lessons learned are linked to the 25 years of the existence of Education International.

    25 Lessons on Education and Democracy
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 October 2018

    Germany: shortcomings in schools in terms of digitisation

    A new Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft’s study on the quality of educational institutions concludes that German schools are not ready for digitisation.

    Germany: shortcomings in schools in terms of digitisation
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 October 2018

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist

    Teacher’s Day (usually in singular) is celebrated in many countries, a testimony to the importance with which teaching is perceived by those who benefited from knowledgeable and caring teachers. Teaching, in fact, has been identified by many as one of the most influential jobs in the world. Different countries have...

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 October 2018

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    World Teachers Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the status of the world’s teachers. Today, Education International will release its triennial report on this very issue. Education is at the centre of improvements to living standards and quality of life, yet we now increasingly face pressures and threats...

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 October 2018

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley

    Kurt Fearnley

    Nearly four million Australian children are enrolled in our world-class public education system in any given year. Students from well-off families, students from families living day-to-day. Elite athletes, some even juggling early careers as Olympians or as professional athletes, some who have never played organised sport. Budding actors and performers,...

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 October 2018

    EI endorses Draft Treaty on Copyright Exceptions in Education

    At the recent Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, Education International was one of the endorsing parties of a draft global treaty in support of better copyright legislation for education and research.

    EI endorses Draft Treaty on Copyright Exceptions in Education
  13. Standards and working conditions 25 September 2018

    Iraq: New residential neighbourhood for teachers secured by union

    Land for teachers’ housing has been made available in the Kalar district of Iraq, thanks to the efforts of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union.

    Iraq: New residential neighbourhood for teachers secured by union
  14. Standards and working conditions 21 September 2018

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education

    The necessity to improve terms and conditions of employment in tertiary education, and in particular, to limit the alarming increase in precarious work in the sector was at the heart of debates at the International Labour Organisation’s Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education.

    EI calls on ILO and governments to improve working conditions in tertiary education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 September 2018

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson

    Howard Stevenson

    Many countries face huge problems recruiting educators to work in schools, colleges and universities and creating the working conditions that retain them in that work. Research studies also show that educators rarely get access to the type of high quality professional development they need to be as effective in their...

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson