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Opinion

  1. Future of work in education 2017-05-05

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?

    Some say that schools don’t change. Many things may have remained the same but one thing is new: data. Today the walls of principals’ offices display performance results and data walls in teachers’ lounges highlight whether students have accomplished their learning targets. Data has become hot currency in school reforms.

    Big Data or Small Data: What’s the key to unlocking learning opportunities?
  2. Climate action and literacy 2017-05-04

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks

    A few years ago, calling for a more robust worldwide embrace of human rights education by invoking the Holocaust, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra'ad said in a speech given at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Eight of the 15 people who planned the Holocaust in 1942...

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks
  3. Leading the profession 2017-05-03

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  4. Leading the profession 2017-05-03

    Review. The Global Education Race. Sellar, Thompson and Rutkowski. Brush Education Inc 2017.

    The number of countries which take part in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is now well over double the number of OECD member countries. If there is one thing which demonstrates just how far PISA has pulled in front of other global assessments of education, it is...

    Review. The Global Education Race. Sellar, Thompson and Rutkowski. Brush Education Inc 2017.
  5. Climate action and literacy 2017-04-29

    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)

    Gender equality is a stand-alone goal under the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but is also a key aspect of the SDG 4 Quality Education. In light of the forthcoming 2018 World Development Report (WDR) and the influence of the World Bank in shaping global narratives on education...

    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-24

    Education’s Promise as a Universal Human Right (1/2)

    In 2018, the World Bank will release its first World Development Report to focus exclusively on education, Realizing the Promise of Education for Development (working title). The 2018 WDR Concept Note is available on the World Bank website, and the Report co-directors have been conducting focus-group type consultations seeking feedback...

    Education’s Promise as a Universal Human Right (1/2)
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-12

    March for Science

    On April 22 a series of rallies and marches (known as the March for Science) are planned for Washington, D.C. and other cities across the world. Education unions can play a key role in the campaign, particularly in pushing for increased public funding for science, greater protection for academic freedom...

    March for Science
  8. Union renewal and development 2017-04-12

    Teachers: The unsung heroes of Brazil’s million-worker general strike

    When there is no data on violence against teachers, nobody has to react - that seems to be the opinion of politicians all over Germany. But the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) were no longer willing to remain silent and commissioned the German forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical...

    Teachers: The unsung heroes of Brazil’s million-worker general strike
  9. Union renewal and development 2017-04-12

    Break the taboo – Raise awareness for violence against teachers

    When there is no data on violence against teachers, nobody has to react - that seems to be the opinion of politicians all over Germany. But the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) were no longer willing to remain silent and commissioned the German forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical...

    Break the taboo – Raise awareness for violence against teachers
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2017-04-12

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow

    At a recent education conference, I was invited to participate in a panel entitled, “Problematizing future competencies: Learning development in the unknown 21st century.” Something about the title generated resistance in me, so instead of offering suggestions on “competencies” for the “unknown” 21st century, I problematized the theme of the...

    Competencies for Today and Tomorrow