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Articles from Germany

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 15 April 2020

    Germany: Education union raises concerns around reopening of schools

    A German education union has voiced its concern at proposals to reopen schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues to safeguard educator and student health include addressing how social distancing will operate in classrooms, the wearing of face masks, and infection prevention in facilities and public transport.

    Germany: Education union raises concerns around reopening of schools
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 2 April 2020

    Germany: Education unionists call for solidarity with refugees during the COVID-19 crisis

    A German education union has joined the “Leave No One Behind” campaign which seeks the immediate evacuation of overcrowded refugee camps at the EU's external borders. The campaign argues that the situation of refugees has been made worse by the COVID-19 crisis.

    Germany: Education unionists call for solidarity with refugees during the COVID-19 crisis
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 1 April 2020

    Germany: trade union wants teachers’ voice to be heard in new Coronavirus legislation

    A new draft law in response to the COVID 19 pandemic in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) will have an impact on schools and teacher training – the German education union VBE says teachers need to be included in the decision-making.

    Germany: trade union wants teachers’ voice to be heard in new Coronavirus legislation
  4. Union growth 12 March 2020

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."

    madeleine kennedy macfoy

    Examples of the work done by Education International and its member organisations in different parts of the world since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted in 1995, demonstrate the power of taking collective action to find collective solutions.

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 28 January 2020

    "A teacher like me” – meeting with German teachers, crossing emotional bridges, sharing positive professional experiences on Holocaust education, by Talia Kranz.

    Talia Kranz

    What is more timely for us, Israeli teachers, than talking with our German colleagues about the fight against racism and anti-Semitism? It's already been happening for the 29th time! For the past 50 years, a bi-national seminar has been held once every two years attended by Israeli and German educators...

    "A teacher like me” – meeting with German teachers, crossing emotional bridges, sharing positive professional experiences on Holocaust education, by Talia Kranz.
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 28 January 2020

    “Susi”- a graphic novel about a Jewish girl in disguise - and how to work with the book in primary schools, by Silvia Stieneker (GEW, Germany).

    Silvia Stieneker

    I am a primary school teacher in Berlin. In the summer of 2019, I participated in a German-Israeli union seminar for teachers in Tel Aviv that was organized by the German union “Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)” and the Israeli teachers union “Histadrut ha Morim”. In this seminar, we discussed...

    “Susi”- a graphic novel about a Jewish girl in disguise - and how to work with the book in primary schools, by Silvia Stieneker (GEW, Germany).
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 September 2019

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed

    Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft expresses concern regarding the gap between the allocated 5.5 billion euros announced by the federal government and the 21 billion euros required to ensure the minimum equipment of all general and vocational schools until 2024.

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed
  8. Union growth 4 September 2019

    Germany: stop public investment in arms, increase spending in quality education!

    Commemorating the start of World War II, German educators have reiterated their commitment to the initiative on disarmament and peace education recently adopted by Education International and its affiliates.

    Germany: stop public investment in arms, increase spending in quality education!
  9. Standards and working conditions 28 August 2019

    Germany: new teachers must receive equal salaries for equal qualifications

    The Verband Bildung und Erziehung is pushing for teachers in Germany to be paid the same amount of money for the same initial education and qualifications when they enter the profession.

    Germany: new teachers must receive equal salaries for equal qualifications
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 July 2019

    “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.

    Gavin Moodie

    Education International’s new report on "Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a Framework for Social Justice" charts a new way for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to advance social justice.

    “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 March 2019

    Germany: A collective agreement with an 8 % salary increase for public workers

    Fruitful negotiations between public authorities and public service trade unions, including education unions affiliated to Education International, have led to salary increase of 8 % for public workers.

    Germany: A collective agreement with an 8 % salary increase for public workers
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 30 January 2019

    Germany: Standing together to remember the victims of the Holocaust

    German education unionists have joined Israeli and Polish colleagues for an educational trip on the occasion of the memorial may for the victims of the Holocaust.

    Germany: Standing together to remember the victims of the Holocaust
  13. Equity and inclusion 20 November 2018

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes

    Marguerite Lukes

    I arrived in Bremen on a flight from New York City on a gloomy late September day in 2018, not quite sure what to expect. Having been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research and Teaching grant, I was to spend 8 weeks away from my familiar New York City streets to...

    Creating Successful Schools in Migration Society, by Marguerite Lukes
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 November 2018

    Germany: Teachers’ Day highlights that politicians must support teachers

    The 2018 Autumn Conference of the German Teachers' Day is taking place under the slogan: “Taking new paths!?”, urging public authorities to provide teachers with adequate working conditions, so they are armed to face current education challenges and can deliver quality education.

    Germany: Teachers’ Day highlights that politicians must support teachers