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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-06-10

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.

    As in other parts of the world, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly and radically upended universities and colleges in Canada. Across the country, campuses are deserted, teaching has migrated to virtual platforms, and important research has been put on hold.

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2020-06-09

    "The Onslaught of Privatisation on Uruguayan Education", by Pablo Martinis

    Uruguay's recently instated centre-right government is seeking to expedite parliamentary consideration of a series of pro-market reforms. The public, democratising legacy of Uruguayan education is under threat. The following information describes proposed reforms and proposes an approach to addressing these developments.

    "The Onslaught of Privatisation on Uruguayan Education", by Pablo Martinis
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-06-05

    ‘You can work from home if the situation at home allows’: Teaching in times of the pandemic, by Josiah Taru.

    The closure of schools has been commended as one of the most effective mitigatory measures to arrest the rapid spread of Covid-19 so far. Millions of learners and educators have been forced to continue learning through emergency remote instruction that involves online teaching. This presents novel challenges for educators in...

    ‘You can work from home if the situation at home allows’: Teaching in times of the pandemic, by Josiah Taru.
  4. Equity and inclusion 2020-06-04

    “Enhancing the status of female dominated occupations”, by Pauline Schnegg.

    The Greek god Kairos represents an opportunity to be seized in the guise of a young man who is naked, but sports a tuft of hair on his head. When he comes within our reach, one of three things can happen: we do not see him; we see him but...

    “Enhancing the status of female dominated occupations”, by Pauline Schnegg.
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-06-02

    "10 years of ISTP – what governments and unions can achieve together", by Andreas Schleicher and David Edwards

    Ten years ago, Education International and the OECD began co-hosting with various countries an altogether unique, (somewhat unlikely) but critically necessary convening of ministers of education and heads of teachers’ unions. The purpose was to support an informed and honest policy dialogue between and among elected representatives of the teaching...

    "10 years of ISTP – what governments and unions can achieve together", by Andreas Schleicher and David Edwards
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-27

    “Teacher Leadership in the Aftermath of a Pandemic #3: Moving forward”, by Armand Doucet.

    “Together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost tools made by people for people.” --Klaus Schwaab, World Economic Forum-

    “Teacher Leadership in the Aftermath of a Pandemic #3: Moving forward”, by Armand Doucet.
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-05-20

    “A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities”, by Randi Weingarten.

    The American Federation of Teachers has released a detailed road map that, in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, charts a path to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions crucial to the well-being and economic vitality of our communities.

    “A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities”, by Randi Weingarten.
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-05-19

    “In Africa, making use of the Ebola epidemic experience to combat coronavirus”, by Kadiatou Bah and Salifou Camara.

    Guineans have drawn lessons from Ebola, which has killed more than 2,500 people in our country. The country had neglected the disease when the first cases began in 2013 in a forest region around 900 kilometers from the capital. The first victims were not isolated, which encouraged contamination until an...

    “In Africa, making use of the Ebola epidemic experience to combat coronavirus”, by Kadiatou Bah and Salifou Camara.
  9. Union growth 2020-05-16

    “Education Support Professionals Need Protection Now!”, by Rae Nwosu.

    As president of the National Council of Education Support Professionals of the National Education Association (USA), I have the distinct honor of representing Education Support Professionals (ESPs) across the United States. We are crossing guards, bus drivers & bus monitors, paraeducators, secretaries, custodians, interpreters & translators, cafeteria workers, and everything...

    “Education Support Professionals Need Protection Now!”, by Rae Nwosu.
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-15

    “Hong Kong and Its Education Under the Threat of Covid-19”, by IP Kin-yuen.

    This is not the first time that Hong Kong faces a coronavirus attack. The bitter experience of SARS in 2003 which cost 299 lives (including eight medical staff) was horrible and unforgettable. That was the reason why HK citizens responded so quickly to the outbreak of a similar coronavirus and...

    “Hong Kong and Its Education Under the Threat of Covid-19”, by IP Kin-yuen.
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-08

    “The Impact Of COVID-19 On Czech Education In The Present And Future”, by David Navrátil.

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed teachers´, pupils´ and parents´ lives in my country very quickly and suddenly. It has turned the perception of our education system by 180 degrees. A question remains – how will the Czech education system cope with it and will it change the future...

    “The Impact Of COVID-19 On Czech Education In The Present And Future”, by David Navrátil.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-05-06

    “A teacher’s experience having to get to grips with online teaching in the midst of a global pandemic”, by Lisa O’Donoghue.

    I sighed as I sat down at my kitchen table. To my left, a fresh cup of coffee, to my right stacks of textbooks, in front of me a fully charged Microsoft Surface Pro. Right, let’s do this! My fingers hovered uncertainly over my keyboard as I perused my notes...

    “A teacher’s experience having to get to grips with online teaching in the midst of a global pandemic”, by Lisa O’Donoghue.
  13. Democracy 2020-05-05

    “The impact of COVID-19 on society in the Asia-Pacific region”, by Masaki Okajima.

    COVID-19 is spreading worldwide, impacting children, educators, parents and, most seriously, vulnerable people. The pandemic has affected over 1.5 billion learners in 192 countries in the world. School closures affect over 91% of the world’s enrolled student population and teaching personnel. Most countries in Asia-Pacific have been taking measures to...

    “The impact of COVID-19 on society in the Asia-Pacific region”, by Masaki Okajima.
  14. Equity and inclusion 2020-04-29

    “Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.

    Public health and public education systems that have been underfunded for a generation are being overwhelmed by COVID-19. We are just now beginning to see the scale of the impact this will have on low income countries and on girls and women in particular. Much of the burden of caring...

    “Transforming economies and the financing of public education post-COVID”, by David Archer.
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-04-29

    “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.

    No schools, no exams, more online learning and parents in COVID-19 lockdown with their kids. What a mess! People are responding heroically. Some parents are working from home, others have lost their jobs and teachers are creating an entire new way of doing their jobs — not to mention the...

    “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.