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  1. Leading the profession 2020-09-29

    “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    It is an indicator of the depth of the crisis created by Covid that OECD’s Secretary General, Angel Gurria should take on the responsibility for launching this year’s edition of Education at a Glance. While the OECD describes the EAG as a flagship publication and it’s full of interesting comparative...

    Read more “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-09-08

    OECD Education at a Glance 2020; education for more resilient societies

    Today, 8 September, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued its annual Education at a Glance (EAG) report for 2020. Although the data was gathered prior to the shock of COVID-19, the concerns expressed in the findings are only amplified by the pandemic and the economic hardship that...

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  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-04-29

    “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.

    Andy Hargreaves

    No schools, no exams, more online learning and parents in COVID-19 lockdown with their kids. What a mess! People are responding heroically. Some parents are working from home, others have lost their jobs and teachers are creating an entire new way of doing their jobs — not to mention the...

    Read more “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-09-17

    Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed

    Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft expresses concern regarding the gap between the allocated 5.5 billion euros announced by the federal government and the 21 billion euros required to ensure the minimum equipment of all general and vocational schools until 2024.

    Read more Germany: Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-09-05

    “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire: problematic privatization and a framework to be redefined”, by Eric Lavigne.

    Eric Lavigne

    The Pathways to Education and Work research group from the University of Toronto has published its report entitled “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire”. The study assesses, negatively, the results of privatization of education on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), calls for more public participation,...

    Read more “Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Cote d’Ivoire: problematic privatization and a framework to be redefined”, by Eric Lavigne.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-08-28

    “G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting here in Japan is an opportunity to reflect. EI and other Global Unions are participating in the Labour 20 – L20 which represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It importantly unites trade unions across G20 countries and our Global Union...

    Read more “G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-08-27

    Australia: National Skills Week highlights urgent need for more TAFE funding

    In the framework of the Australian National Skills Week, held from 26 August - 1st September, educators urge the Federal Government to put a halt to the cuts in funding for technical and further education and the sector’s privatisation.

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  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-08-13

    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.

    Fred van Leeuwen

    Higher education is indispensable if we are to maintain a foundation of facts, knowledge and free discussion in society. TVET reaches very many young people and adults and has a key education function in addition to providing skills training. Both are under attack as many, public and private, innocently or...

    Read more “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-07-24

    “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.

    Gavin Moodie

    Education International’s new report on "Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a Framework for Social Justice" charts a new way for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to advance social justice.

    Read more “Productive capabilities develop TVET’s contribution to social justice”, by Gavin Moodie.
  10. Union renewal and development 2019-07-20

    Better Technical and Vocational Educational Training: the way forward to social justice

    Today, during the Higher and Further Education caucus of its 8th World Congress, Education International launched “Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a Framework for Social Justice” – a new study arguing that a holistic approach to TVET can deliver better results than the human capital theory. In an...

    Read more Better Technical and Vocational Educational Training: the way forward to social justice
  11. Equity and inclusion 2019-03-01

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’

    At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.

    Read more Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-11-12

    EI 11th Further and Higher Education and Research Conference: Advancing conditions for staff to improve quality education

    The first day of the 11th Education International’s Further and Higher Education and Research Conference has provided member organisations with a forum for exchanging information and strategies across regions for the advancement of quality terms and conditions of employment for teachers, academics and researchers, and addressed technical and vocational education...

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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-11-12

    TVET, capabilities and social justice, by Leesa Wheelahan

    Leesa Wheelahan

    What is technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and what does it do? This can be a hard question to answer because there isn’t a lot of agreement about what it does, what it should do, who should pay for it, how it should be offered, and whether it...

    Read more TVET, capabilities and social justice, by Leesa Wheelahan
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-09-11

    Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy

    The relationship between education and equity is the focus of this year’s ‘Education at a Glance’ (EAG) report.

    Read more Education at a Glance: Big data can help union advocacy
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-02-20

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #15: Technical and vocational education and training – realising the potential to transform the lives of millions, by Pat Forward

    Pat Forward

    The most striking features of the World Development Report 2018’s chapter on technical and vocational training (TVET) are that it is a superficial examination of the role and impact of TVET around the world, and that it persists in perpetuating a very narrow framing of the role that the sector...

    Read more #WDR2018 Reality Check #15: Technical and vocational education and training – realising the potential to transform the lives of millions, by Pat Forward
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-01-08

    Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress

    Australian educators have protested against deteriorating work conditions in the technical and further education sector in Victoria, a direct threat to quality education.

    Read more Australia: Attack on working conditions linked to teachers’ stress
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-10-20

    Australia: Vocational training crisis heading towards social crisis

    The erosion of Australia’s vocational training system, partly because of privatisation, is now impacting on society and on the futures of young people.

    Read more Australia: Vocational training crisis heading towards social crisis
  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-03-13

    CIES 2017: education unions shape the debate at global research conference

    When top education researchers gathered recently in Atlanta, Georgia the voice of the teaching profession was loud and clear as Education International turned focus toward the role unions play in shaping technical and vocational education.

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  19. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2015-11-20

    UNESCO adopts international standards to promote adult and vocational education

    The 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO has adopted revised standards to promote vocational education and training, adult education, as well as physical education and sport.

    Read more UNESCO adopts international standards to promote adult and vocational education
  20. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2015-03-31

    Australia: Privatisation of vocational training detrimental to students

    Reacting to a recently published study, education unions have stressed that authorities of New South Wales must guarantee minimum public funding levels for technical and further education, and avoid the unchecked privatisation that has destroyed vocational education.

    Read more Australia: Privatisation of vocational training detrimental to students
  21. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-05-06

    Working abroad in Europe – Recognition of professional qualifications

    The European Parliamentary Research Service has summarised the recently adopted EU Directive on Recognition of professional qualifications. In November 2013 the Directive 2013/55/EU was published amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

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  22. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2014-04-23

    Successful: Learning more about the dual VET system in Austria

    On 7 - 9 April 2014, 25 vocational education and training (VET) experts of ETUCE member organisations from 17 countries met in Vienna for a ETUCE - ETUI training seminar on The role of the teachers’ trade unions in quality assurance in all forms of Vocational Education and Training.

    Read more Successful: Learning more about the dual VET system in Austria
  23. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-05-14

    Social dialogue with teachers and trainers critical to improving TVET

    The success of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) hinges on meaningful social dialogue with all stakeholders including teachers and their organisations, EI told a gathering of the world’s education ministers and officials.

    Read more Social dialogue with teachers and trainers critical to improving TVET
  24. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2012-03-16

    VET vital in times of crisis, say European education unionists

    EI European region, the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) organised, in cooperation with the European Trade Union Institute, a Seminar on Inclusive Vocational Education and Training (VET) during the Economic Crisis, held in Sesimbra, Portugal, from 8-10 March. This event aimed at providing education unions with information on...

    Read more VET vital in times of crisis, say European education unionists
  25. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-10-17

    New study reveals serious teacher quality challenges in Mali

    More than half of primary school teachers in Mali are without a basic teaching qualification and the competences required to deliver quality education, according to a new study commissioned by EI and Oxfam Novib.

    Read more New study reveals serious teacher quality challenges in Mali
  26. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-05-17

    EI and Oxfam launch the Quality Educators for All Programme

    More than fifty teacher unions and partner organisations’ representatives attended the launch of the EI/Oxfam Novib (Oxfam Netherlands) Quality Educator for All Programme on 17 May at EI’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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  27. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-01-13

    US and Canadian teachers share learning for strong public education

    The underlying reasons for Canada’s educational success have been explored in a joint learning exercise between the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the USA’s National Education Association (NEA).

    Read more US and Canadian teachers share learning for strong public education
  28. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2011-01-07

    British and Venezuelan educators win UNESCO technology prize

    The 2010 UNESCO-King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for Use of Information and Communication Technology in Education has been awarded to the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Britain) and Infocentro Foundation (Venezuela).

    Read more British and Venezuelan educators win UNESCO technology prize
  29. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-12-22

    Quality teacher training spells success for Finnish students

    In recent years, Finland has consistently ranked at the top of the OECD’s PISA surveys. The Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ) is often asked: How do you do it? What’s the secret to your success?

    Read more Quality teacher training spells success for Finnish students
  30. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-12-15

    Literature concludes that VET sector is subject to privatisation

    Education International has released a review of academic literature on Vocational Education and Training (VET). In recent months, VET has started to feature more prominently in debates on education, as it is considered pivotal in the recovery from the jobs crisis.

    Read more Literature concludes that VET sector is subject to privatisation
  31. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2009-10-26

    EI urges increased funding for Vocational Education and Training

    Now, more than ever, governments should be investing in Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of a constructive response to the global economic crisis, not cutting back on opportunities to train young people, up-skill the current work force, and encourage lifelong learning across society.

    Read more EI urges increased funding for Vocational Education and Training
  32. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2008-09-04

    EI develops guidelines to confront globalisation

    Education International has long been concerned about the growing threats posed to education at all levels as a result of economic globalization and trade liberalization. Vocational education and training (VET) is particularly vulnerable to these pressures.

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  33. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2007-03-31

    ETUCE Position Paper in first response to the Commission’s Consultation on the ECVET

    In response to the Commission’s consultation process on the ECVET, ETUCE has conducted an internal consultation of its affiliates throughout the EU and EFTA area. The present position paper is based on responses from ETUCE member organisations in 16 countries representing teachers and trainers in VET, general education and higher...

    Read more ETUCE Position Paper in first response to the Commission’s Consultation on the ECVET
  34. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2006-10-05

    Vocational Education Taskforce Meets in Brussels

    Education International’s taskforce on vocational education and globalization met in Brussels on October 4 to discuss a draft report and recommendations for the Executive Board.

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