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Articles from Kenya

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 October 2018

    Put quality early childhood education for all on the top of the agenda for governments

    Education International’s member organisations have firmly reminded governments that early childhood education is a fundamental human right and a public good, which must be made available to all young children.

    Put quality early childhood education for all on the top of the agenda for governments
  2. Union growth 20 August 2018

    Kenya: delocalisation policy deepens teacher shortage

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers has called on its government to stop the delocalisation policy that has forced more than a hundred teachers to leave the profession act to close the national teacher gap, and stop the current teacher appraisal system.

    Kenya: delocalisation policy deepens teacher shortage
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 3 July 2018

    Global Response research, reports and papers

    The effects of commercialisation and privatisation have a serious impact on students, communities and public education systems. We use research as a guide to inform the campaign and create an accurate picture of trends, tendencies and outcomes.

    Global Response research, reports and papers
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 May 2018

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley

    Philippa Cordingley

    One of the things we are exploring in our research into how different countries construct teachers’ professional identities that will be presented at Education International’s annual Research Network meeting today, is the nature of the links between investing in research-informed teaching and amplifying teachers’ collective professional voice.

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 April 2018

    Five reasons Pearson (and everyone else) should stop investing in Bridge Academies right now

    Pearson Education has invested tons of money in fee-charging, for-profit schools operated by Bridge International Academies. Many Bridge schools use unqualified staff, unofficial curriculum in substandard facilities. Its fees can push families into further poverty.

    Five reasons Pearson (and everyone else) should stop investing in Bridge Academies right now
  6. Leading the profession 6 April 2018

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.

    Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty, Kate Anderson, Martin Henry

    Now more than ever, countries are orienting their policies toward equipping children and youth with a broad range of skills to succeed in the 21st century [1]. Given this widespread endorsement at the policy level, why don’t we see it happening in more schools? Could it be that schools lack...

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 23 March 2018

    Kenya: Higher education sector maintains pressure on employers for social dialogue

    The Universities’ Academic Staff Union, an Education International’s affiliate in Kenya, is involved in a labour dispute with the employers’ federation for public universities over the negotiation and implementation of a collective bargaining agreement.

    Kenya: Higher education sector maintains pressure on employers for social dialogue
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 February 2018

    Kenya: Bridge loses court case

    The High Court of Kenya in Nairobi has dismissed a complaint of Bridge Academies against the education union KNUT and its General Secretary Wilson Sossion, taking a stand for the defense of quality education.

    Kenya: Bridge loses court case
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 January 2018

    Breadth of Learning: Assessment of the Breadth of learning Opportunities in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya

    This report is based on a partnership project with Brookings in which Education International worked with the KNUT on a secondary school survey and ZNUT on a primary school survey to investigate the breadth of learning opportunities available in state schools.

    Breadth of Learning: Assessment of the Breadth of learning Opportunities in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 November 2017

    Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority

    Leaders from five national education unions in Africa recommended that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guidelines on Early Childhood Education be elevated to the level of an ILO Recommendation, making it a legally binding document.

    Kenya: African unions make early childhood education a top priority
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 18 October 2017

    Kenya: Union support for university lecturers’ strike move

    The Trade Unions Congress of Kenya has announced its support for lecturers in 31 Kenyan public universities who have given 21 days’ strike notice after the universities’ councils failed to increase their basic salary and housing allowance.

    Kenya: Union support for university lecturers’ strike move
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  15. Union renewal and development 13 April 2017

    Africa: Unions work towards unity and education priorities

    The importance of trade union unity in terms of development cooperation activities in Africa was underlined during a recent meeting between African education unions and their development cooperation partners.

    Africa: Unions work towards unity and education priorities