Ei-iE

Publications and Research

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Pandemic Privatisation in Higher Education: Edtech & University Reform

    Ben Williamson, Anna Hogan

    15 February 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, a state of emergency engulfed higher education. The crisis of mass campus closures and a rapid ‘pivot’ to online learning became the context for attempts by private actors and commercial organisations to reconfigure the sector.

    Pandemic Privatisation in Higher Education: Edtech & University Reform
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  2. Equity and inclusion

    Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

    A Guide for Education Unions

    3 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented school closures that have affected over 1.5 billion students worldwide. However, the impact of the pandemic has not been equal, with vulnerable and disadvantaged students disproportionately affected by the resulting global crisis in teaching and learning.

    Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic
    1. Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic
    2. التدقيق بمبادئ العدالة ال ت بوية في ظل جائحة كوفيد- 91 دليل خاص بنقابات التعليم
    3. Guia: Auditoria da equidade na educação durantea pandemia da Covid-19
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Teaching with Tech: The role of education unions in shaping the future

    Christina J. Colclough

    27 October 2020

    The Future of Work is not just making the headlines - it has become an issue of increasing importance for students, teachers and the whole of society. While there is always an element of anticipatory anxiety when facing the future there has also been real concern about the arrival of...

    Teaching with Tech: The role of education unions in shaping the future
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  4. Equity and inclusion

    The bedrock of inclusion: why investing in the education workforce is critical to the delivery of SDG4

    26 October 2020

    This report summarises lessons and recommendations from a multi-country study undertaken on behalf of ActionAid, Education International and Light for the World. The study looked at the current state of play, and the realistic requirements for investing in an education workforce that can support disability-inclusive education systems in Ethiopia, Malawi,...

    The bedrock of inclusion: why investing in the education workforce is critical to the delivery of SDG4
    1. The bedrock of inclusion
    2. Ethiopia study
    3. Malawi study
    4. Mozambique study (English)
    5. Mozambique study (Portuguese)
    6. Nigeria study
  5. Standards and working conditions

    Forward to School: Guidance, Considerations and Resources for and from Education Unions to Inform Decision-Making in Times of Covid-19

    30 July 2020

    Forward to School provides a wealth of resources to inform the response of education unions in this next stage of the Covid-19 education crisis. It features information, research and, most importantly, examples of union actions in more than 50 countries across all regions.

    Forward to School: Guidance, Considerations and Resources for and from Education Unions to Inform Decision-Making in Times of Covid-19
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  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Commercialisation and privatisation in/of education in the context of Covid-19

    Ben Williamson, Anna Hogan

    15 July 2020

    The Covid-19 emergency has affected education systems worldwide. The ‘pivot’ to ‘online learning’ and ‘emergency remote teaching’ has positioned educational technology (edtech) as an integral component of education globally, bringing private sector and commercial organisations into the centre of essential educational services.

    Commercialisation and privatisation in/of education in the context of Covid-19
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    A Review of Technology in Teaching and Learning

    Alison Egan

    30 June 2020

    The objective of this review is to outline current thinking on the role of technology in education. This paper was written before the global Covid -19 pandemic that forced an “online pivot” in educational settings. The “wicked problem” of technology integration in education is now a significant concern for many...

    A Review of Technology in Teaching and Learning
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  8. Equity and inclusion

    EI/AOb Child Labour Projects | Transnational Best Practices and Union Impacts

    Nora Wintour

    30 June 2020

    For the last two decades, EI and its affiliates, Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb/the Netherlands) and Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW/Germany), through the Fair Childhood Foundation, have supported projects to reduce school dropout rates and child labour and to contribute to the development of child labour-free zones in over 13 countries on...

    EI/AOb Child Labour Projects | Transnational Best Practices and Union Impacts
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  9. Standards and working conditions

    Teacher professional development and curriculum Enhancing teacher professionalism in Africa

    Yusuf Sayed & Eva Bulgrin

    16 June 2020

    This report is a comparative study on teacher professional development in relation to curriculum. The review seeks to understand the relationship between teacher professionalism and curriculum in Africa by investigating 10 selected countries covering primary and lower secondary schooling.

    Teacher professional development and curriculum Enhancing teacher professionalism in Africa
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  10. Standards and working conditions

    Covid-19 and Education: How Education Unions are Responding. Survey Report

    6 May 2020

    Education International surveyed its member organisations across five regions to learn about the different strategies and approaches of their governments, and the actions their own organisations to support their members and all education workers. While there are multiple, varied, and substantive challenges from one country to the next, certain trends...

    Covid-19 and Education: How Education Unions are Responding. Survey Report
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  11. Standards and working conditions

    EI Guidance to Reopening Schools and Education Institutions

    30 April 2020

    With schools and education institutions closed in a majority of countries, there are critical issues for governments to take into consideration, as countries gradually begin to re-open early childhood institutions, schools and higher education institutions. It is imperative that governments communicate transparently and continuously about the plans for reopening onsite...

    EI Guidance to Reopening Schools and Education Institutions
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  12. Leading the profession

    Guiding principles on the COVID-19 pandemic

    27 March 2020

    The following principles and recommendations should guide the responses of education unions, governments and partners to COVID-19.

    Guiding principles on the COVID-19 pandemic
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  13. COVID-19: Education unions stand united and mobilise

    Thinking about Pedagogy in an Unfolding Pandemic

    Armand Doucet, Dr. Deborah M. Netolicky, Koen Timmers, Francis Jim Tuscano

    20 March 2020

    Independent report on approaches to distance learning during the COVID-19 school closures written to inform the work of Education International and UNESCO. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing various levels of disruptions in education globally. At this current date (March 29th), UNESCO has 165 countries announcing school closures in an...

    Thinking about Pedagogy in an Unfolding Pandemic
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  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Privatisation of education in Morocco. A multi-speed education system and a polarised society.

    Khadija Abdous

    24 January 2020

    The study is a detailed examination of the trends and current manifestations of privatisation in education in Morocco. The report also sheds light on various public education reforms implemented in Morocco and how privatisation policies have affected these reforms.

    Privatisation of education in Morocco. A multi-speed education system and a polarised society.
    1. Report (in French)
    2. Summary (in English)
    3. Summary (in Arabic)
  15. Equity and inclusion

    Gender Equality Action Plan 2020 – 2023

    1 January 2020

    The EI Gender Equality Action Plan is a framework, which will enable Education International and its member organisations to translate education unions’ policies, rhetoric and activities relating to gender equality into action.

    Gender Equality Action Plan 2020 – 2023
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  16. Equity and inclusion

    Strategies to end school-related gender-based violence

    The experience of education unions in Africa

    22 December 2019

    The issue of gender-based violence in and around schools and other educational settings is particularly important to education unions and their members. Since everyone in schools – teachers, students, support personnel - can be perpetrator and victim, SRGBV is a violation of both the right to quality education and the...

    Strategies to end school-related gender-based violence
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