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Publications and Research

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Teaching under China’s market economy: Five case studies

    Dr. Shibao Guo, Dr. Yan Guo, Dr. Gulbahar Beckett, Dr. Qing Li, Dr. Linyuan Guo

    31 January 2012

    China probably runs the world’s largest education system today with the total number of teachers, including higher education, part time and non-formal teachers, employed by the public authorities reaching almost 15 million, which is about 20% of the planet’s teaching force.

    Teaching under China’s market economy: Five case studies
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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Global corporate taxation and resources for quality public services

    Laura Figazzolo and Bob Harris

    14 December 2011

    This report explains how the resources for investment in people can be found. Billions of dollars and euros are lost to communities because tax laws are national while the economy is global, and that simple fact has created unprecedented opportunities for tax minimization and avoidance.

    Global corporate taxation and resources for quality public services
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  3. Equity and inclusion

    Schools at the margins

    Laura Figazzolo

    13 December 2011

    The global economic crisis, which started unexpectedly in 2008, struck societies with its consequences on public budgets and education funding, in particular. Effects have been more direct and profound in Central and Eastern Europe, whereas it has taken some time for the Western side of the continent to perceive them.

    Schools at the margins
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  4. Standards and working conditions

    Impacts of IMF policies on national education budgets and teachers

    Rick Rowden

    23 June 2011

    This Education International Research Institute report provides a critical review of how current IMF macroeconomic policy conditions and advice impact on the ability of borrowing countries to finance national education budgets, wages for public sector teachers, and how such policies affect the ability of governments to achieve the progressive realization...

    Impacts of IMF policies on national education budgets and teachers
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  5. Equity and inclusion

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference

    Conference Report

    14 March 2011

    On the Move for Equality, EI’s first world women’s conference took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 20-23 January, 2011. This report outlines the discussions and outcomes of this ground-breaking event.

    On the Move for Equality | EI’s First World Women’s Conference
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  6. Standards and working conditions

    Learning how to teach - The upgrading of unqualified primary teachers in sub-Saharan Africa

    Herman Kruijer

    21 April 2010

    In many developing countries, the increased enrolment of pupils in recent years has not been met by an increase in qualified teachers. Rather, to meet rapid expansions of student populations, large numbers of un- and under-qualified teachers have been recruited in recent years by governments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Learning how to teach - The upgrading of unqualified primary teachers in sub-Saharan Africa
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  7. Equity and inclusion

    Education for refugee and asylum seeking children in OECD countries

    Paloma Bourgonje

    16 March 2010

    This study examines the educational situation of refugee and asylum-seeking children in four countries: Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In all four countries migration has been a subject of political discussion and even controversy in recent decades.

    Education for refugee and asylum seeking children in OECD countries
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  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    ActionAid-EI education financing toolkit

    10 December 2009

    This is a toolkit for establishing a strong system that will finance education regardless of country to origin or cultural background. These guidelines seek to help responsible countries end their lack of funding for education whether by domestic or international pressure.

    ActionAid-EI education financing toolkit
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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Alternative models for analysing and representing countries’ performance in PISA

    Peter Mortimore

    25 November 2009

    This independent report has been commissioned by Education International. Its purpose is to raise questions about the current form and focus of PISA and, where possible, to suggest how these might be improved.

    Alternative models for analysing and representing countries’ performance in PISA
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  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Public private partnerships in education

    9 September 2009

    In an era of stretched public budgets and reduced taxation revenues, the involvement of private resources is increasingly seen as a strategy to sustain expansion of education opportunities both in quantity and quality. This view is shared not only by governments and industry, but also by many unions.

    Public private partnerships in education
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  11. Standards and working conditions

    A comparative study of teachers’ pay in Europe

    Béla Galgóczi and Vera Glassner

    17 September 2008

    This report presents the findings of a study on teachers’ pay in Europe, commissioned by EI/ ETUCE/, and conducted by the European Trade Union Institute’s research department in the summer of 2008.

    A comparative study of teachers’ pay in Europe
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  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Hidden privatisation in public education

    Stephen Ball

    15 May 2008

    The trend towards privatization of public education is hidden. It is camouflaged by the language of “educational reform,” or introduced stealthily as “modernization”.

    Hidden privatisation in public education
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  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Impact of PISA 2006 on the education policy debate

    Laura Figazzolo

    20 December 2007

    PISA 2006 has proven to have an enormous impact on the education policy debate at worldwide level. First and foremost, PISA has been at the centre of the debate about national education policies, in many ways. On the one side, in fact, it has often managed to orientate governments‟ political...

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  14. Standards and working conditions

    Teacher supply, recruitment and retention in six Anglophone Sub-Saharan African countries

    Dennis Sinyolo

    19 December 2007

    The purpose of this survey was to investigate teacher supply, teacher attrition, teacher remuneration and motivation, teacher absenteeism and union involvement in policy development in six Anglophone African countries: The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania Uganda and Zambia.

    Teacher supply, recruitment and retention in six Anglophone Sub-Saharan African countries
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  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Study on the effects of structural adjustment policies in Burkina Faso

    17 January 2007

    In order to gather additional information on the impact of structural adjustment on education, as well as to assist teachers’ unions in the task of devising alternative strategies on education and structural adjustment and make member organisations more aware of the problems associated with structural adjustment, Education International decided to...

    Study on the effects of structural adjustment policies in Burkina Faso
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