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Articles from Finland

  1. Union renewal and development 2019-06-06

    Finland: trade unionists take development cooperation work to heart

    Confronted with the elimination of government support, the teacher union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, one of Education International’s member organisations, decided to review its international affairs strategy to ensure it can go on leading development cooperation activities in the future.

    Finland: trade unionists take development cooperation work to heart
  2. Leading the profession 2019-03-14

    “Success comes only to those countries that invest in education”, by Olli Luukkainen and David Edwards.

    Humanity is faced with many threats including climate change and threats to the environment. A vision is needed for these problems to be solved. Changing lifestyles and consumption habits can contribute to solving these problems but at the heart of helping humanity to survive is education, training and research.

    “Success comes only to those countries that invest in education”, by Olli Luukkainen and David Edwards.
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-03-11

    "Let´s work together – Looking forward to ISTP 2019 in Finland", by Anders Rusk

    We received good news in the beginning of autumn 2018 when we were told that Finland was appointed host country for the International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2019. This was something we in the Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, OAJ, had lobbied, for before, without success. We are proud to contribute to...

    "Let´s work together – Looking forward to ISTP 2019 in Finland", by Anders Rusk
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-01-25

    Today’s Priority - The future of Finland’s education policy

    The annual Educa trade fair organised by Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, a national education union affiliated to Education International, OAJ, will bring together thousands of Finnish teachers and education policymakers.

    Today’s Priority - The future of Finland’s education policy
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-08-24

    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
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-06-19

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter

    I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-25

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-10

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre

    What can a teacher do in a classroom with a poem, a video, an artwork or a piece of music created by someone else? From early childhood education to higher education, literary and artistic works can be used by teachers, academics and researchers, education support personnel and students for educational...

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-04

    Finland: Parents march to demand better salary for early childhood education teachers

    The Education Trade Union in Finland, Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö has welcomed the support given by parents and citizens to the status and living and working conditions of early childhood educators.

    Finland: Parents march to demand better salary for early childhood education teachers
  10. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-15

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  11. Leading the profession 2018-01-16

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #10: “We Need More than Just Better Teachers?” by Pasi Sahlberg

    The World Development report 2018 (WDR2018) is right about the global learning crisis: many children not in school, educational inequity, and low quality of learning outcomes. But it often misses the point when trying to use available evidence to realize education’s promise. The problem is that there are so many...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #10: “We Need More than Just Better Teachers?” by Pasi Sahlberg
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-12-20

    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
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-12-04

    Finland: role of quality education system acknowledged during celebrations of country’s centenary

    As the centenary of Finland’s independence is celebrated, teacher unionists reiterate that education is a crucial part of the glue holding the country together and that it gave, and still will give it, a bright, prosperous and sustainable future.

    Finland: role of quality education system acknowledged during celebrations of country’s centenary
  14. Equity and inclusion 2017-10-18

    Finland: Educators join in march to counter racism and extremism

    The Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö, together with the Finnish trade union movement, has backed a demonstration against racism and violent right-wing extremism which received widespread national public support.

    Finland: Educators join in march to counter racism and extremism