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  1. Equity and inclusion 2 October 2017

    Germany: Union focuses on need to address inclusion of refugees

    German educators are addressing the best ways to integrate refugee children into the school system, pointing out challenges to the education systems status quo.

    Germany: Union focuses on need to address inclusion of refugees
  2. Equity and inclusion 1 October 2017

    Canadian union CTF supports dialogue on cultural diversity in schools

    The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF) launched the second edition of “Voir grand ensemble” at the ACELF Conference in Calgary, Alberta, September 28-30, 2017.

    Canadian union CTF supports dialogue on cultural diversity in schools
  3. Union growth 28 September 2017

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments

    With only modest advances made in the year since countries pledged education-related support to refugees at the 2016 UN General Assembly’s Leaders’ Summit, renewed calls for immediate action are being made.

    Quality refugee education lagging a year after global commitments
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2017

    African teacher unions plan strategies to ensure refugees’ education

    Education International’s General Secretary has reaffirmed the need for education unions, in Africa and the world over, to continue efforts towards the achievement of the refugees’ right to access quality education.

    African teacher unions plan strategies to ensure refugees’ education
  5. Equity and inclusion 21 August 2017

    Finland: government increases support for education of immigrant students and teachers

    The Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö teachers’ union have called for increased teacher training in order to deliver quality education to immigrant students following a government announcement to boost funding for immigrant students’ education and integration.

    Finland: government increases support for education of immigrant students and teachers
  6. Union growth 9 August 2017

    Do not turn teachers into spies!

    Recently the European Bangladesh Forum invited me to participate in a debate on violent extremism. At stake was the question: How to prevent violent extremism?

    Do not turn teachers into spies!
  7. Equity and inclusion 1 August 2017

    UN Global Compact on migration must put workers and education rights first

    Education International has called for the human, trade union and education rights of migrant children, teachers and education support personnel to be at the core of a new United Nations Global Compact on migration.

    UN Global Compact on migration must put workers and education rights first
  8. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2017

    German Union Supports Teachers Facing Traumatised Refugee Children and Young People

    As part of the response to teaching hundreds of thousands of newly arrived refugee children, the GEW has organised a series of workshops this year to support teachers and other education workers facing children with special psychological needs, such as trauma caused by the experience of war and the long...

    German Union Supports Teachers Facing Traumatised Refugee Children and Young People
  9. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2017

    EIS (UK) supports teachers to deconstruct myths on immigration

    Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), EI affiliate and Scotland’s largest education trade union, has created a series of guides for teachers and lecturers on how to address myths of immigration in the classroom. The union made available three different guides depending on age range to provide support to teachers to...

    EIS (UK) supports teachers to deconstruct myths on immigration
  10. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2017

    In Vitoria (Spain), FECCOO supports teachers working in a multicultural context

    The scope of the project called "My school is an intercultural world map in which we all learn better" is to develop teacher training activities, in order to improve the quality of day-to-day interactions with students from different cultural backgrounds.

    In Vitoria (Spain), FECCOO supports teachers working in a multicultural context
  11. Equity and inclusion 29 June 2017

    GEW and partners denounce the state of refugees’ education in Bremen, Germany

    In a public event organized on 29 May 2017, the Bremen Education Union (GEW – LV Bremen) and the Bremen Refugee Council (Flüchtlingsrat Bremen) have criticised the lack of school places for hundreds of young refugees in Bremen. Despite the right to an education, and the legal requirement under German...

    GEW and partners denounce the state of refugees’ education in Bremen, Germany
  12. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2017

    Quality public education for refugees needed more than ever

    With the number of forcibly displaced people at its highest in history, World Refugee Day reveals the urgent need for sustainable investment in public education to see that millions of children can access quality learning.

    Quality public education for refugees needed more than ever