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Research

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Public education in Greece: Aspects and trends of emerging privatisation

    5 December 2019

    Commissioned and led by the Greek Primary Teachers’ Federation (DOE) and the Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers (OLME), the study is part of EI’s Global Response to the Privatisation and Commercialisation in and of Education.

    Public education in Greece: Aspects and trends of emerging privatisation
    1. Full study (in Greek)
    2. Summary (in English)
    3. Summary (in Greek)
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Privatisation and commodification of university in Latin America: The cases of Argentina, Peru, Chile and the Dominican Republic

    Fernanda Saforcada, Daniela Atairo, Lucía Trotta, Aldana Rodríguez Golisano

    17 October 2019

    Since the late 20th century, Latin American higher education has witnessed two major processes: firstly, considerable expansion – a sustained increase in enrolment, a growing number of institutions, and growth and diversification of study programmes, levels and qualifications; secondly, a decline in public funding.

    Privatisation and commodification of university in Latin America: The cases of Argentina, Peru, Chile and the Dominican Republic
    1. Report (in Spanish)
    2. Summary (in English)
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Commercial Activity in Pacific Education

    Anna Hogan, Greg Thompson, Bob Lingard, Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi

    10 October 2019

    This study collected scoping data to document and understand the extent of privatisation and commercialisation of education in eight Council of Pacific Education (COPE) nations - the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

    Commercial Activity in Pacific Education
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Technical and vocational education and training as a framework for social justice: Analysis and evidence from world case studies

    Gavin Moodie, Leesa Wheelahan, Eric Lavigne

    31 July 2019

    This report observes several limitations of human capital theory, both as a description of the way qualifications are used in the labour market, and in severely limiting the potential roles of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It proposes as an alternative the human capabilities approach which posits that...

    Technical and vocational education and training as a framework for social justice: Analysis and evidence from world case studies
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  5. Standards and working conditions

    Understanding the invisible workforce: Education support personnel’s roles, needs and the challenges they face

    Philippa Butler

    16 May 2019

    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 educational institutions function effectively. ESP cover a wide range of people working in the education sector, and despite being an essential part of...

    Understanding the invisible workforce: Education support personnel’s roles, needs and the challenges they face
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  6. Leading the profession

    The future of the teaching profession (Second edition)

    John MacBeath

    16 April 2019

    This study contains profound insights into the nature of teacher professionalism. Debates on the policy directions in education in the past decade have been increasingly focusing on learning outcomes and effectiveness indicators in search of the “hidden truth” or the “holy grail” of what makes an effective school. While effectiveness...

    The future of the teaching profession (Second edition)
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  7. Standards and working conditions

    Constructing teachers’ professional identities

    Philippa Cordingley

    28 February 2019

    This study aims at examining how teachers’ professional identities are constructed in seven contrasting education systems. The jurisdictions - Berlin, Chile, Kenya, Ontario, Scotland, Singapore and Sweden - were selected to achieve an economic and geographical balance and a range of contexts in relation to educational performance and teacher supply...

    Constructing teachers’ professional identities
    1. Report
    2. Case studies
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    What do we really know about Bridge International Academies?

    Curtis B. Riep

    11 February 2019

    Bridge International Academies (BIA) is the fastest-growing chain of ‘low-fee’ schools in the world, having ‘reached 500,000 children through hundreds of schools across Africa and India’ (BIA, 2018) and planning ‘to be the global leader in providing education to families who live on US$2 a day per person or less’...

    What do we really know about Bridge International Academies?
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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Are we there yet? Education Unions assess the bumpy road to inclusive education

    Tania Principe

    20 December 2018

    This report is based on a global membership survey that Education International conducted in 2017-18. The report shows that while many countries have integrated the UN Conventions into their national laws, implementation is running far behind.

    Are we there yet? Education Unions assess the bumpy road to inclusive education
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  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Rethinking disability: A primer for educators and education unions

    Tania Principe

    19 December 2018

    Over the last 50 years, societal understanding of disability has changed significantly. While academic and rights-based discourse on disability has shifted significantly in some countries, actual implementation of inclusive education has been slower to follow this evolution. Depending on one’s point of view, there has been hesitation, confusion, or reluctance...

    Rethinking disability: A primer for educators and education unions
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  11. Equity and inclusion

    Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education: Toolkit

    10 December 2018

    Education unions are defending the right to learn and to teach of newcomers. They develop advocacy to promote more inclusive schools in the context of increasingly diverse communities and in reaction to the rise of populist anti-immigration political forces. These strategies and practical actions are now compiled in a new...

    Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education: Toolkit
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  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Democratising knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier

    Dr. Jonathan Tennant

    16 October 2018

    Elsevier are the largest and most powerful scholarly publisher, a status achieved through a long history of mergers and acquisitions and rigorously capitalistic business practices. The core issues surrounding Elsevier are that it operates its business primarily through charging for what should be public knowledge and education, with aggressive pricing...

    Democratising knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier
    1. Report
    2. Advocacy document
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Case study of further education in England

    Leesa Wheelahan, Gavin Moodie, Eric Lavigne

    5 October 2018

    This report on further education in England was undertaken as part of a project funded by Education International to examine national case studies of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a framework for social justice.

    Case study of further education in England
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  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Case Study of TAFE and public vocational education in Australia

    Leesa Wheelahan, Gavin Moodie, Eric Lavigne

    5 October 2018

    TAFE, or technical and further education institutes, are the public vocational education and training institutions in Australia. Since the 1980s, TAFE has been subjected to policies that sought to position it as one ‘provider’ in a market populated by public and private providers. TAFE’s role has been narrowed from providing...

    Case Study of TAFE and public vocational education in Australia
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  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    TVET in Taiwan

    Eric Lavigne, Gavin Moodie, Leesa Wheelahan

    5 October 2018

    This case study of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Taiwan is part of a project initiated and supported by Education International to research how TVET can contribute to social justice, social inclusion, and sustainable development in different countries.

    TVET in Taiwan
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