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

    TVET, capabilities and social justice, by 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...

    TVET, capabilities and social justice, by Leesa Wheelahan
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-11-08

    Power of Advocacy and Partnership, by Princess R. Moss

    As a teacher and education advocate here in the United States, I am in a position to see the inter-connections of all that is good and all that is troubling about our country. I see the hope, happiness, and diversity our children have. I also see the chaos and hate...

    Power of Advocacy and Partnership, by Princess R. Moss
  3. Union growth 2018-10-31

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers

    I am heartbroken and concerned. I am heartbroken because last saturday, as members of the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh celebrated the Sabbath, an armed man entered the Temple and shot on those there as he made anti-semitic statements, murdering eleven people who had come keep the holy day,...

    “It is time to stop hate and bigotry and teachers should lead”, by Fernando M. Reimers
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-25

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi

    Among the many people who have fled to Germany since 2015 are many skilled workers who have not only lost their families, friends, history, work, future, property, home and dreams, but also their direction, path and goal. In other words, they have lost everything. Some workers have found other areas...

    Union support for refugee teachers in Saxony, by Brhan Al Zoabi
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-18

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)

    The leadership of Education International (EI) is applauded for demonstrating that education Unions are well placed to contribute to the elimination of child labour and promote quality education for all. It is important to look back and draw strength from these achievements as EI celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

    #EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)
  6. Climate action and literacy 2018-10-10

    "What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards

    The Human Capital Index is a measurement tool created by the World Bank to influence countries to invest more in health and education. With increased education financing a longstanding key demand of Education International and so crucial to achieve SDG4, one might wonder why I am sceptical about this index?...

    "What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards
  7. Future of work in education 2018-10-05

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist

    Teacher’s Day (usually in singular) is celebrated in many countries, a testimony to the importance with which teaching is perceived by those who benefited from knowledgeable and caring teachers. Teaching, in fact, has been identified by many as one of the most influential jobs in the world. Different countries have...

    “World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-03

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards

    World Teachers Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the status of the world’s teachers. Today, Education International will release its triennial report on this very issue. Education is at the centre of improvements to living standards and quality of life, yet we now increasingly face pressures and threats...

    “The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-10-03

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley

    Nearly four million Australian children are enrolled in our world-class public education system in any given year. Students from well-off families, students from families living day-to-day. Elite athletes, some even juggling early careers as Olympians or as professional athletes, some who have never played organised sport. Budding actors and performers,...

    “My teachers instilled in me the value of expectation”, by Kurt Fearnley
  10. Leading the profession 2018-09-19

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson

    Many countries face huge problems recruiting educators to work in schools, colleges and universities and creating the working conditions that retain them in that work. Research studies also show that educators rarely get access to the type of high quality professional development they need to be as effective in their...

    “Education unions: vital to meeting the professional needs of educators”, by Howard Stevenson
  11. Equity and inclusion 2018-09-14

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta

    Commitment to ensuring the right to education for refugee children, forcibly displaced persons, stateless persons, those seeking international protection and migrants necessitates an inclusive school system. This concerns not only teaching and didactic matters, to research and innovation in education, but also the realm of moral values and social justice.

    “Our Experience with Proyecto Roma: Giving Voice to the Silence”, by Manuel Crespo Nievas, José Miguel Megías Leyva and Begoña López Cuesta
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-09-06

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière

    There is an old French adage that says “les absents ont toujours tort,” which means that those who are absent are always in the wrong (or always get the blame). But what if they were right after all under certain circumstances? This seems to be the case in the field...

    #EI25: "And if those who are absent were …. right, at times?", by Daniel B. Lafrenière
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-08-28

    The Shameful Origin of School Vouchers in the US, by Jim Baker

    Vouchers are controversial elements of modern “reforms” to public education. They are supposed to give opportunities to poor people and make education fairer. They were fashionable first in the US and then spread to other nations. What is less known is that vouchers under other guises, were already an instrument...

    The Shameful Origin of School Vouchers in the US, by Jim Baker
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-08-23

    #EI25: “When Ordinary People Demand Justice”, by Lily Eskelsen García

    Sometimes what touches us at an international meeting isn’t what’s on the agenda. It’s what was outside on the street. Sometimes it’s the crushing courage of tiny, fragile grandmothers who would not be stopped and who serve as an example to all social justice activists of what we are called...

    #EI25: “When Ordinary People Demand Justice”, by Lily Eskelsen García
  15. Equity and inclusion 2018-08-16

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme

    Germany is a country of immigration. Immigration is reflected in the labour market. According to employment statistics of the Federal Statistical Office, the proportion of foreigners in employment subject to social insurance increased between the year 2000 and the year 2016 from 6.8 to 10 percent.

    Challenges for newcomers to get recognition as a teacher in Germany: The case of Bremen, by René Böhme