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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2017

    The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation

    The interplay between crisis and private profit in the education sector is highlighted in a new study that focuses on the refugee crisis in Syria and the access to education of almost one million displaced children.

    The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation
  2. Equity and inclusion 24 March 2017

    In Germany, education union GEW mobilised against racism

    For many years, the education trade union Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) has been supporting the "Internationale Wochen gegen Rassismus " (International Weeks against Racism), by calling local members to take action.

    In Germany, education union GEW mobilised against racism
  3. Equity and inclusion 23 March 2017

    21 March: In the US, NEA fighting school bullying and harassment against migrants

    "What should I do if a classmate bullies or harasses me because he or she believes I am undocumented?", " What do I do if I see a student being bullied or harassed because they are Latino or an immigrant?": here are some of the questions that might remain unanswered...

    21 March: In the US, NEA fighting school bullying and harassment against migrants
  4. Equity and inclusion 17 February 2017

    #1DayWithoutUs in the UK: UCU celebrates migrants' contribution

    20 February is United Nations World Day of Social Justice and the University and College Union is supporting the One Day Without Us mobilisation which invites supporters to celebrate the contribution migrants make by taking part in a unifying action: at 1pm all migrants and their supporters are invited to...

    #1DayWithoutUs in the UK: UCU celebrates migrants' contribution
  5. Equity and inclusion 16 February 2017

    Australian academics launch petition to protest US Executive Order

    The National Tertiary Education Union condemns US president Donald Trump’s executive order suspending visas for nationals from seven Muslim majority countries. It shared the concerns raised by academic and university communities worldwide that this extreme order poses a direct threat to intellectual and academic freedom, and academic exchange and collaboration.The...

    Australian academics launch petition to protest US Executive Order
  6. Equity and inclusion 8 February 2017

    FECCOO (Spain) invites students to put themselves in refugees' shoes

    As part of its efforts to advocate for migrants’ and refugees’ rights in Spain, the Federación Estatal de Enseñanza de Comisiones Obreras (FECCOO) is carrying out a series of school-based capacity building projects, in collaboration with three education institutions in Catalonia, the Basque and the Valencian Communities. The different activities...

    FECCOO (Spain) invites students to put themselves in refugees' shoes
  7. Equity and inclusion 30 January 2017

    Education International stands up against U.S. immigration ban

    Opposition to the new administration’s policies has been fierce and swift at home and abroad with Education International and its affiliates supporting their American colleagues as they fight a slew of right wing initiatives.

    Education International stands up against U.S. immigration ban
  8. Equity and inclusion 23 January 2017

    Public education crucial to integrating migrant and refugee children

    As is the case with many human crisis and natural disasters, private industries look to quickly capitalise, which is why major efforts continue to ensure that refugee and migrant children receive a quality public education.

    Public education crucial to integrating migrant and refugee children
  9. Equity and inclusion 16 January 2017

    Less than a quarter of secondary students living in emergencies have access to education

    A new Human Rights Watch World Report looks into secondary education for children in emergency situations, calling on humanitarian actors and donors to ensure that refugee adolescents have access to education wherever they find themselves.

    Less than a quarter of secondary students living in emergencies have access to education
  10. Equity and inclusion 2 January 2017

    NUT compiles resources for teaching refugee children

    As a response to the refugee crisis the NUT has created a hub for refugee teaching resources, booklists and useful websites which have been developed, used and shared by teachers for teachers. 

    NUT compiles resources for teaching refugee children
  11. Equity and inclusion 16 December 2016

    International Migrants Day: EI Calls for the protection of the human rights of migrants

    To commemorate International Migrants Day, Education International calls upon governments, the UN and the international community to defend, protect and promote the human rights of all migrants, migrant children, workers, teachers, educators and their families.

    International Migrants Day: EI Calls for the protection of the human rights of migrants
  12. Equity and inclusion 15 December 2016

    Teaching resources to support immigrant and refugee students in Canada

    The Alberta Teachers' Association has produced in partnership with the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, a series of teaching resources to support immigrant and refugee students. Each guide focuses on a specific community (Arab, Karen, Somali and South Sudanese students). It provides teachers with information concerning the students' cultural background and...

    Teaching resources to support immigrant and refugee students in Canada
  13. Equity and inclusion 15 December 2016

    NUT helps schools welcome refugee children

    The NUT (England and Wales) has produced a Guide for schools entitled ‘Welcoming Refugee Children to Your School’.  It can be downloaded from the NUT website or printed copies are available by emailing [email protected] . The Guide advocates a whole school community approach which includes students and parents as well...

    NUT helps schools welcome refugee children
  14. Equity and inclusion 14 December 2016

    Education flag flown at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

    The Global Forum on Migration and Development provided education unions with a great opportunity to highlight the key role that education plays in the integrating migrants.

    Education flag flown at the Global Forum on Migration and Development
  15. Equity and inclusion 30 November 2016

    Kuwait: Arab countries work to strengthen role of education in the region amid ongoing conflict

    Leaders at the Third Conference of Education International’s Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure reaffirm their commitment to securing the rights of children in the region’s conflict areas and help ensure refugee children’s right to education.

    Kuwait: Arab countries work to strengthen role of education in the region amid ongoing conflict
  16. Equity and inclusion 24 November 2016

    “Messengers of hope” inspire commitments to the education of refugees

    With a focus on producing concrete projects and initiatives to address the education of refugees and forced migrants, those in attendance at Education International’s conference in Stockholm pledged to create long-term sustainable solutions.

    “Messengers of hope” inspire commitments to the education of refugees