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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-11

    Canada’s copyright regime -- who’s afraid of fair dealing? by David Robinson

    David Robinson

    If you’re looking for a cure for insomnia, then perusing Canada’s Copyright Act[1] might just be what the doctor ordered. The Act weighs in at a hefty 176 pages of dense legal text that is sure to induce somnolent yearnings in even the most caffeinated reader. On the other hand,...

    Canada’s copyright regime -- who’s afraid of fair dealing? by David Robinson
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-10

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin

    Keith Lewin

    “Learning to Realise Education’s Promise” is the first time the World Bank has devoted an entire 240 page World Development Report (WDR) to education and learning. It is surprising that it has taken so long given that the main purpose of the Bank is to finance development, and low income...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-10

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre

    Teresa Nobre

    What can a teacher do in a classroom with a poem, a video, an artwork or a piece of music created by someone else? From early childhood education to higher education, literary and artistic works can be used by teachers, academics and researchers, education support personnel and students for educational...

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-04-06

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.

    Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty, Kate Anderson, Martin Henry

    Now more than ever, countries are orienting their policies toward equipping children and youth with a broad range of skills to succeed in the 21st century [1]. Given this widespread endorsement at the policy level, why don’t we see it happening in more schools? Could it be that schools lack...

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.
  5. Leading the profession 2018-04-03

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #21: "The educational “anti-policy” financed by the World Bank in El Salvador", by Israel Montano

    Israel Montano Osorio

    The recommendations of the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 show that the World Bank has not learned from its mistakes and continues to offer poor advice regarding education policies. In El Salvador, as in other countries, rather than forming part of the solution, the World Bank is in many ways...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #21: "The educational “anti-policy” financed by the World Bank in El Salvador", by Israel Montano
  6. Union growth 2018-03-28

    The UK University Strike – union renewal in action, by Howard Stevenson.

    Howard Stevenson

    Over the last few years I have researched and written a good deal about ‘union renewal’ – the process by which unions (re-)connect with their grassroots and create vibrant, inclusive and collective cultures that empower members to be the educators they want to be, working in the systems they aspire...

    The UK University Strike – union renewal in action, by Howard Stevenson.
  7. Leading the profession 2018-03-27

    The possibilities for South-North dialogue in education research, by Tore Bernt Sorensen

    Tore Bernt Sorensen

    In this week, the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is taking place in Mexico City. CIES is based in the US but has around 2500 members from around the world. The Annual Meeting attracts a few thousand participants.

    The possibilities for South-North dialogue in education research, by Tore Bernt Sorensen
  8. Future of work in education 2018-03-27

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #20: Half-Hearted Commitment to Teacher Learning, by Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg

    I recently completed work on a moderated discussion (Ginsburg et al., 2018) for the Comparative Education Review (CER) focused on the World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise (WDR) (Filmer et al., 2018). In the moderated discussion I muted my voice in order to facilitate a conversation among...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #20: Half-Hearted Commitment to Teacher Learning, by Mark Ginsburg
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-03-22

    “Better dialogue, better schools, better communities”, by John Bangs

    John Bangs

    The fact that the International Summit on the Teaching Profession is now in its eighth year is one of those small miracles which counterbalance the mood of pessimism which affects the world’s politics. Founded in 2011 by the Obama Administration and the US teacher unions it is now an annual...

    “Better dialogue, better schools, better communities”, by John Bangs
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-03-21

    March for Our Lives Means Black Lives Too

    Jesse Hagopian

    As this youth fueled movement to stop gun violence in schools grows, we need to truly listen to what the students are demanding. And if we listen to students we will hear that they are making important connections between the March for Our Lives and the movement for Black lives.

    March for Our Lives Means Black Lives Too
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-03-20

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki

    Elena Nitecki, Helge Wasmuth

    The World Development Report (WDR) recognizes the importance of the formative years, which is a positive step toward addressing many problems facing children and families. It was refreshing to read that issues like poverty, malnutrition, pre- and post-natal care, and parent education (pp. 9, 21, 112) are acknowledged as powerful...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #19: Early Childhood in the WDR 2018: Acknowledged, but Still Rooted in Western-Centric and Economically-Focused Thinking by Helge Wasmuth and Elena Nitecki
  12. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-15

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  13. Leading the profession 2018-03-13

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang

    Hyunsu Hwang

    The “Forward” of the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) by the World Bank Group’s president, Jim Yong Kim, shocked me. It starts: “Education and learning raise aspirations, set values, and ultimately enrich lives. The country where I was born, the Republic of Korea, is a good example of how education...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang
  14. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-09

    #8March: The issue of gender in Moroccan education

    Fatima Echaabi

    The notion of gender equality and the concept of gender have been concerns for human rights, and women’s rights activists in particular, throughout the post-colonial era.

    #8March: The issue of gender in Moroccan education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-03-09

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective

    Yamile Socolovsky

    In the past, women were rarely able to attend university. It was only in the 20th century that the growing number of women undertaking university courses began to significantly impact the demographics of graduates of higher education. However, much like in the workplace, the acceptance of women in higher education...

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective
  16. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-08

    #8March: Takeaways from EI World Women’s Conference

    Shaniqua Williams

    Attending the 2018 3rd Education International World Women’s Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, was not only my first time outside of the United States, but also my first time at an Education International event. Truth be told, I had only just heard of Education International at last summer’s National Education Association...

    #8March: Takeaways from EI World Women’s Conference
  17. Equity and inclusion 2018-03-07

    #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones

    Frank Jones

    The General Secretary of my union, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), is a woman – Joan Donegan – and it has been a privilege to witness her leadership style. It is a style of encouragement and motivation, rather than the directing and instructing style traditionally adopted by many...

    #8March: Men in Support of Women’s Leadership in Education Unions, by Frank Jones