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  1. Standards and working conditions 20 September 2023

    Nepal: Massive mobilisation of teachers denounce education law which aims to restrict their rights

    Education International fully supports the thousands of teachers and members of its affiliates in Nepal demonstrating to demand a respected and valued teaching profession in the face of a new law that seeks to curb their trade union rights.

    Nepal: Massive mobilisation of teachers denounce education law which aims to restrict their rights
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 September 2023

    Panel on the Teaching Profession convenes at United Nations

    Continuing on the fast-track process set by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the UN High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession opened its in-person sessions Thursday with urgent calls to recruit, retain and support professionally trained teachers worldwide.

    Panel on the Teaching Profession convenes at United Nations
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 14 September 2023

    Iran: Education International demands an end to all violations of human and trade union rights!

    This September 16th, 2023 marks one year since the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini at the hands of police in Iran. Her death sparked widespread protests across Iran and gave rise to the Woman Life Freedom movement. Since then, the repressive state apparatus has worked to silence all dissent, increasing...

    Iran: Education International demands an end to all violations of human and trade union rights!
  4. News 14 September 2023

    Caribbean educators develop their skills on trade union organisation and gender issues

    Twenty-seven education unionists participated in the Trade Union and Gender Education workshop hosted by the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT). The event’s main goal was to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to become effective leaders of teacher trade unions.

    Caribbean educators develop their skills on trade union organisation and gender issues
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 14 September 2023

    Education trade unions and Indigenous Peoples: A firm commitment in Latin America

    Teacher trade unionists from various Indigenous Peoples, members of organisations affiliated to Education International Latin America (EILA), gathered in Panama City on 4, 5 and 6 September for the 10th Regional Meeting on Public Education and Indigenous Peoples. The event marks the continuation of a process initiated in 2009 in...

    Education trade unions and Indigenous Peoples: A firm commitment in Latin America
  6. Standards and working conditions 13 September 2023

    Context matters! Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment methodology adapted to spark success in Malaysia

    The teachers and facilitators engaged in the Teacher-Led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project in Malaysia have now participated in four workshop sessions, two tutorials and two network events. The continued progression of the project has led to the development of promising formative assessment practice among participants as facilitators...

    Context matters! Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment methodology adapted to spark success in Malaysia
  7. Standards and working conditions 13 September 2023

    Elevating Teachers' Voices to the High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession

    Educators from around the world expressed their concerns about the global teacher shortage, sharing firsthand experiences which highlight the detrimental implications for their classrooms and school communities. Their testimonies were part of consultations organised by Education International to bring the voices of educators to the UN High-Level Panel on the...

    Elevating Teachers' Voices to the High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 September 2023

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers

    A delegation from Education International (EI) travelled to Baghdad, Iraq, where they met with the president and prime minister and along with the Iraqi Teachers’ Union and member organisations in Arab countries launched the EI flagship campaign Go Public! Fund Education .

    Iraq: Arab educators demand increased investment in public education and teachers
  9. News 13 September 2023

    Morocco: Education International stands in solidarity after devastating earthquake

    A 6,8-magnitude earthquake hit Morocco on September 9th, killing more than 2,900 people and causing severe injuries to 5,500 people more, including many teachers, students, and their communities. Many buildings have been damaged or destroyed. The rescue operations are ongoing in the affected areas.

    Morocco: Education International stands in solidarity after devastating earthquake
  10. Democracy 11 September 2023

    Iran: Education International calls for urgent medical leave and release for imprisoned teacher trade union leader Jafar Ebrahimi

    The health of Jafar Ebrahimi, a Board Member of the Coordinating Council of Iranian Teacher Trade Associations (CCITTA), has deteriorated considerably during his unjust imprisonment in Iran. Education International has appealed to Iranian authorities to grant an urgent medical leave for the teacher trade unionist.

    Iran: Education International calls for urgent medical leave and release for imprisoned teacher trade union leader Jafar Ebrahimi
  11. Leading the profession 8 September 2023

    India: Unionists march to demand a respected and valued teaching profession

    Teachers from the All-India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) took to the streets and launched the ‘Bharat Yatra’ campaign on National Teachers’ Day, September 5th, demanding the re-instatement of pension benefits of all teachers and government employees. They will continue their march until October 5th, World Teachers Day.

    India: Unionists march to demand a respected and valued teaching profession
  12. Democracy 5 September 2023

    Unions advance peace education for a brighter future in East Asia

    The Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU), the Japan Teachers’ Union (JTU), and China’s National Committee of the Educational, Scientific, Cultural, Health and Sports Workers’ Union (ACFTU) came together on August 8th and 9th 2023, in Seoul, Korea, for their 11th biennial assembly for practical exchange on peace education.

    Unions advance peace education for a brighter future in East Asia
  13. Standards and working conditions 31 August 2023

    Promising formative assessment practices proliferate in Ghana

    Teacher-led learning circles are places of reflection, where teachers come together to discuss and plan how to trial different forms of formative assessment in their classrooms in the hope of ultimately identifying promising practice.

    Promising formative assessment practices proliferate in Ghana
  14. Democracy 31 August 2023

    Destroyed schools, bomb shelters, air-raid sirens: Ukraine’s children begin another school year in wartime

    UNICEF reports that over 1,300 schools in Ukraine have been completely destroyed since the start of the full-scale invasion launched by Russia in February 2022. Most Ukrainian students are forced to continue their studies online, far from teachers and friends. As a new school year begins in September, students and...

    Destroyed schools, bomb shelters, air-raid sirens: Ukraine’s children begin another school year in wartime
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 28 August 2023

    Sri Lanka: Global union community demand respect for the labour rights of workers

    The Education International’s Asia-Pacific (EIAP) office has added the voice of educators in the region to the Global Unions Federations’ statement denouncing attempts to slash labour rights in the country.

    Sri Lanka: Global union community demand respect for the labour rights of workers