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  1. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-15

    “Education Support personnel are the glue that holds their schools together!”

    Interview with Becky Marciante.

    Becky Marciante is a Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Mulberry Middle School in Mulberry, Florida (USA) and a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). She has worked for the Polk County Public School system since December 2015. As we prepare for celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day...

    “Education Support personnel are the glue that holds their schools together!”
  2. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-14

    "The tightrope walk: the experience of a guidance counselor through the pandemic", by Daniel Lajoie.

    How to deal with the uncertainty of a pandemic, an unexpected lockdown, new technological tools, and a busy routine with children? Being a tightrope walker dealing with this entire imbalance accurately depicts the experience of a guidance counselor during the main period of the pandemic.

    "The tightrope walk: the experience of a guidance counselor through the pandemic", by Daniel Lajoie.
  3. Standards and working conditions 2021-05-13

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.

    Interview with Orlando Guerrero Sandí.

    To mark World Education Support Personnel Day, on May 16th, we interviewed Orlando Guerrero Sandí about his experience during the pandemic. Orlando is a guidance counsellor in the San José de Río Sucio Primary School, located in Sarapiquí Canton (Heredia Province, Puerto Viejo District, Costa Rica). He has 19 years...

    “As a guidance counsellor, I continue to transform the lives of students during a pandemic”.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-05-12

    “Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”, by Rob Webster.

    The international data tell us about almost nothing about education paraprofessionals, known as teaching assistants or teacher aides (TAs). As we approach International Education Support Personnel (ESP) day, UK academic, Rob Webster, considers how the drive to successfully including children with special educational needs in mainstream schools may depend on...

    “Addressing the international data gap on teaching assistants”, by Rob Webster.
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-04-28

    “Investing in education: a must for post-pandemic recovery and SDG progress”, by Dennis Sinyolo

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities and test education systems around the world.Evidence from Education International’s surveys on the impact of COVID-19 on education shows that the equity and quality gaps have widened because of the pandemic (see for example here and here).

    “Investing in education: a must for post-pandemic recovery and SDG progress”, by Dennis Sinyolo
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-04-27

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.

    “Lebanon is suffering from its worst economic crisis in 30 years. Across the country, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs and millions more struggle to buy necessities – all amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic” [1].

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.
  7. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-23

    “Millions of Teachers Urge World Leaders to Prioritize Climate Education”, by David Edwards and Kathleen Rogers.

    Governments across the globe are overlooking two of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change and the building of just, sustainable, societies—teachers and students.If humanity is to avoid the worst consequences of global warming and fast forward the green, clean and sustainable economies of tomorrow today, it...

    “Millions of Teachers Urge World Leaders to Prioritize Climate Education”, by David Edwards and Kathleen Rogers.
  8. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-21

    “Students and teachers join forces for the planet”, by Sebastian Berger.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world and claimed millions of lives, it also entrenched deep structural inequalities both at an international and community level. In a single moment, it distilled the shortcomings of our leaders and laid bare, with tragic consequences, the injustices of our societies.

    “Students and teachers join forces for the planet”, by Sebastian Berger.
  9. Climate action and literacy 2021-04-15

    "What obstacles for Education for sustainable development among teaching staff? », by Dominique Bernier.

    Education International launched a survey on March 1 to measure teachers' perceptions of their individual capacity to teach the four thematic areas of education for sustainable development and global citizenship education (EDD / ECM). This survey also aims to assess the extent to which they are supported in their training...

    "What obstacles for Education for sustainable development among teaching staff? », by Dominique Bernier.
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2021-04-12

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”, by David Edwards.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought death and despair. However, it has also sharpened our vision. We have seen dangers more clearly and trends that were threatening the health of our societies. In some areas, like inequality, it is apparent to everybody. In others, however, risky developments are partially hidden. These...

    “On Edtech, the public good, and democracy”, by David Edwards.
  11. Equity and inclusion 2021-04-08

    “Brazilian government makes racism a state policy”, by Iêda Leal.

    Since the coup against President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, the black population has seen an upsurge in violence. With the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, racism, in effect, became state policy. Racism has always existed in the country, but racists are more visible, showing themselves in broad daylight and...

    “Brazilian government makes racism a state policy”, by Iêda Leal.
  12. Union growth 2021-03-30

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.

    Currently, women and LGBTI people in Poland face a very difficult situation. However, it would be wrong and short-sighted to see attacks on women or LGBTI people as the problem of a single country or of one radically conservative government that seeks to establish an authoritarian regime. Poland is not...

    "Today, solidarity with women is a fight for democracy”, by Sławomir Broniarz.
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 2021-03-25

    “Covid Story Will End with Equity and Leadership”, by David Edwards.

    My friend and colleague and one of the education giants of our time, Mary Hatwood Futrell, wrote this on the passing of Nelson Mandela in 2013: “We pause to mark the distance we’ve come and keep focus on what’s yet to cover. One thing seems certain as the need for...

    “Covid Story Will End with Equity and Leadership”, by David Edwards.
  14. Equity and inclusion 2021-03-19

    “Committed leadership and concerted action needed to end the pandemic of racial discrimination”, by Patrick Roach.

    On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, it is prescient that our trade unions in the UK will be coming together at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Black Workers’ Conference to advance a progressive agenda for anti-racism on the anniversary of the first national...

    “Committed leadership and concerted action needed to end the pandemic of racial discrimination”, by Patrick Roach.
  15. Equity and inclusion 2021-03-07

    “Take the Long View: Scaling the Staircase of Women’s Equality”, by Dianne Woloschuk.

    What a difference a year makes! If someone had told me on March 8th, 2020, that news cycles and my personal life would focus for a year on wearing masks, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and vaccines, I would have been hard pressed to believe it. Without question, the Covid-19 pandemic...

    “Take the Long View: Scaling the Staircase of Women’s Equality”, by Dianne Woloschuk.
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2021-03-05

    When your class is “Zoom-bombed” and other stories from the frontlines of online teaching

    2020 has been the year that many workers in education had an emergency catch up course in teaching via video conferencing. We've all learnt a lot - using different (often changing) platforms and teaching strategies - trying to do our best for our students.

    When your class is “Zoom-bombed” and other stories from the frontlines of online teaching