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  1. 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
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees

    Education International welcomes the release of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report), and its focus on the importance of addressing issues related to migration, displacement and education in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s commitment to leave no one behind.

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report puts a spotlight on migrants and refugees
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2018

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people

    UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and refugee children to quality education, a right that serves the interests of both learners and the communities they live in.

    UNESCO report highlights need to address barriers to education facing migrants and displaced people
  4. Future of work in education 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
  5. Equity and inclusion 14 September 2018

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta

    Begoña López Cuesta, José Miguel Megías Leyva, Manuel Crespo Nievas

    Commitment to ensuring the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, stateless persons, those seeking international protection and migrants necessitates an inclusive school system. This concerns not only teaching and didactic matters, to research and innovation in education, but also the realm of moral values and social justice.

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta
  6. Equity and inclusion 6 September 2018

    In Germany, GEW Union State branch creates an ‘open working group’ on refugees’ education.

    In 2015 some 12,000 refugees, including many young people under 18 without parents, arrived in the state of Bremen (population 670,000).  In face of this situation, the State government’s response consisted in expanding the system via a massive outsourcing of teachers working in the so-called “preparatory courses”. Accompanying important advocacy...

    In Germany, GEW Union State branch creates an ‘open working group’ on refugees’ education.
  7. Equity and inclusion 16 August 2018

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme

    René Böhme

    Germany is a country of immigration. Immigration is reflected in the labour market. According to employment statistics of the Federal Statistical Office, the proportion of foreigners in employment subject to social insurance increased between the year 2000 and the year 2016 from 6.8 to 10 percent.

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme
  8. Equity and inclusion 31 July 2018

    Bulgarian and Spanish unions exchange experiences related to refugees’ integration

    Earlier this year a delegation from Bulgaria composed of unionists, education staff and local authorities’ representatives visited Spain to share practices with Spanish counterparts with regards to integrating newcomers and refugees in education and explore joint strategies to tackle common challenges.

    Bulgarian and Spanish unions exchange experiences related to refugees’ integration
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 June 2018

    Fighting racism with the light of learning, by Glen Hansman

    Glen Hansman

    Canadian teachers, like our colleagues worldwide, are united in a desire to make the world a better place by confronting social injustices such as racism. In our troubled times, disturbing signs of a resurgent neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement have got teachers across North America talking about how best to confront...

    Fighting racism with the light of learning, by Glen Hansman
  10. Equity and inclusion 21 June 2018

    Education International denounces the abuse of migrant children by U.S. government

    Education International strongly condemns the forceful and systematic separation of children from their parents, the jailing of infants and minors and the violation of basic human rights displayed by the U.S. government against migrants seeking refuge.

    Education International denounces the abuse of migrant children by U.S. government
  11. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2018

    On World Refugee Day: Safe, quality education for all learners

    Education is a human right and a public good helping to enable people at all stages in their lives to achieve their maximum potential. This includes the right to learn and right to teach for refugees and migrants in every corner of the world.

    On World Refugee Day: Safe, quality education for all learners
  12. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2018

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka, a young Rwandan refugee pursuing higher education in Senegal, shares her experience and her fight for access to higher education for refugees.

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka
  13. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2018

    World Refugee Day: “Never Be Afraid to Advocate for Students”, by Mandy Manning.

    Mandy Manning

    Manning was named National Teacher of the Year in the United States. She has taught English and math at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington, for seven years, and her refugee students come from countries all over the world, including Syria, Mexico, and Sudan....

    World Refugee Day: “Never Be Afraid to Advocate for Students”, by Mandy Manning.
  14. Equity and inclusion 31 May 2018

    In Sicily, practictioners and experts meet to share good practices and experiences in teaching newcomers.

    The conference “Esperienze e proposte per l’apprendimento dell’Italiano L2 nelle classi multilingue e multiculturali” held in Castellammare del Golfo on 30 may 2018 brought together 80 participants to discuss experiences and proposals on ways to improve education for newcomers, with a focus on teaching Italian as a second language in...

    In Sicily, practictioners and experts meet to share good practices and experiences in teaching newcomers.
  15. Union renewal and development 31 May 2018

    Arab countries’ unions crucial to achieve international goals on education in their region

    Arab teacher union leaders have reasserted the need for public authorities in their region to listen to teacher organisations carefully, especially concerning current burning issues in their schools, notably refugee students and educators.

    Arab countries’ unions crucial to achieve international goals on education in their region
  16. Equity and inclusion 27 April 2018

    In Bremen (Germany), the GEW advocates for flexible integration paths for newcomers in Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    The school system in Bremen envisages that the majority of the refugee youths who are older than 16 years and come to Bremen, will be schooled at vocational colleges. There, they have two years to get a BBR (einfache Berufsbildungsreife, Basic Vocational Qualification), or an EBBR (Erweiterte Berufsbildungsreife, Advanced Vocational...

    In Bremen (Germany), the GEW advocates for flexible integration paths for newcomers in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
  17. Equity and inclusion 26 April 2018

    Nigeria: Address quality education at home first, not by sending teachers abroad

    Liberia’s request for Nigerian teachers under the Technical Assistance Corps agreement has been met with condemnation of the Nigerian authorities by education unions, arguing that Nigeria itself is struggling to deliver quality education.

    Nigeria: Address quality education at home first, not by sending teachers abroad