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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

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

    Silvia Costa

    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
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 March 2018

    Central African Republic: Conflict not the only issue facing teachers

    Despite conflict in the Central African Republic, teachers are fighting to ensure that the education system functions and that trade union rights are respected.

    Central African Republic: Conflict not the only issue facing teachers
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 February 2018

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises

    As Education International convenes its regional affiliates in Trinidad and Tobago, the challenges they face are as varied as they are common, from strengthening democracy, ensuring quality education to the future of trade unionism.

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises