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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-06-19

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter

    I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-06-14

    “The Sustainable Development Goals: Where Are We at?” by Antonia Wulff

    The clock is ticking: three years in, how much closer are we to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the agreed blueprint for world improvement between 2015 and 2030?

    “The Sustainable Development Goals: Where Are We at?” by Antonia Wulff
  3. Equity and inclusion 2018-06-11

    Putting an end to child labour requires a change in attitude, by Noumoutieba Diarra

    Since 2014, the Syndicat National de l’Education et de la Culture (National Union of Education and Culture - SNEC) has been helping to set up child labour free zones in the Mali administrative regions of Bougouni, Niono, Macina, Dioila and Bla. The union has trained 840 teachers to help them...

    Putting an end to child labour requires a change in attitude, by Noumoutieba Diarra
  4. Union growth 2018-06-06

    Why it’s important to have a voice at the International Labour Conference, by Roberto Trochez Bardales

    I would like to thank Education International for giving Colprosumah the opportunity to participate in the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of this global teachers’ federation of which we are proudly members. Our participation focused on denouncing the inequalities and...

    Why it’s important to have a voice at the International Labour Conference, by Roberto Trochez Bardales
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-25

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
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  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-16

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards

    In quality education systems around the world, behind student success there are invisible armies of education support personnel (ESP). These under-recognised workers are too often forgotten or ignored, but are absolutely vital for student success and wellbeing.

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-16

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman

    Many children and young people from across the world experience significant barriers to accessing the benefits that society offers through health, education and social services. This can impact negatively on their ability to function at school and in turn the wider community. For multiple reasons, these children and young people...

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-16

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) play a vital role in promoting quality education, fostering a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and ensuring that schools and education institutions function effectively. ESP cover a wide range of people working in the education sector, such as teaching and learning assistants, school...

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-05-15

    With every interaction in a school, we are either building community or destroying it, by Sean Slade

    "In addition to violence, bullying, and harassment in schools, many school personnel are combating low morale and increased stress levels. We are in an era of increased accountability and, as a consequence, increased repercussions. There are high-stakes tests tied to teacher and administrator evaluation, and many of us hear how...

    With every interaction in a school, we are either building community or destroying it, by Sean Slade
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2018-05-08

    #ResNet: "Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements", by Susan L. Robertson

    As the minutes ticked down toward the final boarding call for my late evening train from London to Brussels, I was furiously typing up notes from a research report I had just read on the Trade in Services Agreement, otherwise known as TISA. The young man sitting next to me...

    #ResNet: "Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements", by Susan L. Robertson
  12. Leading the profession 2018-05-07

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley

    One of the things we are exploring in our research into how different countries construct teachers’ professional identities that will be presented at Education International’s annual Research Network meeting today, is the nature of the links between investing in research-informed teaching and amplifying teachers’ collective professional voice.

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley
  13. Equity and inclusion 2018-05-04

    Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit

    This year, Union of Education (Norway) had two political leaders as a part of Education International’s delegation to CSW62 in New York. We, Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen and Gro Hartveit, members of Union of Education (UEN)’s Executive Board, participated for the first time. We arrived on the 10th of March...

    Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit
  14. Democracy 2018-05-02

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)

    Few would argue that the world has changed in a significant manner over the last decade through a combination of geopolitics and communication technology. The rapid rate of change seems to have caught most people off-guard and as a result is struggling to keep pace. Very few analysists have been...

    #EI25: "Making a difference in a different world", by Davanand Sinanan (TTUTA, Trinidad and Tobago)
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-25

    Ready for Real Change? Copyright, Education and the Quest for Equality , by Carys Craig

    April 26th is World Intellectual Property Day, the 2018 theme for which is ‘Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.’ While, truth be told, the day itself typically strikes me as an awkward effort by the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] to celebrate the protection of intellectual property [IP] for...

    Ready for Real Change? Copyright, Education and the Quest for Equality , by Carys Craig
  16. Leading the profession 2018-04-24

    Not waiting for superman, by David Frost

    Last week I was fortunate in being able to participate in a conference on the island of Krk on the Croatian coast. The best part was linking up with colleagues from NGOs in places such as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia and Palestine – all quite challenging contexts. It...

    Not waiting for superman, by David Frost
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-23

    Towards Inclusive Quality School Leadership, By Dennis Sinyolo

    School leaders play a pivotal role in the provision of quality education and in ensuring equity and equal educational opportunities for all children, pupils and students. School leaders can help to create and maintain a positive school climate and a culture of peace, tolerance, equity, inclusiveness, cooperation and hard work...

    Towards Inclusive Quality School Leadership, By Dennis Sinyolo
  18. Future of work in education 2018-04-19

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers

    Not too long ago I had a formal lesson observation as part of my yearly performance review. It’s meant as a basis for professional growth and as such it succeeded. I enjoyed the reflection. In my view it should be a regular part of a teacher’s job, not just a...

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers