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  1. Standards and working conditions

    The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession

    Vasileios Symeonidis

    3 March 2015

    This report is based on an extensive survey (responses from 73 Education International (EI) member organisations from all regions). It reveals the threats to the status of teachers from misguided “reforms” leading to precarious working conditions for teachers and education workers and curbing teachers' professional development, professional autonomy, social dialogue,...

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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Teaching around the world: What can TALIS tell us

    Dion Burns, Linda Darling Hammond

    23 February 2015

    The Teaching and Learning International Survey of 2013 (TALIS) — representing the views of teachers and principals in lower secondary schools from 34 jurisdictions around the world — tells us a great deal about the conditions for teaching in different countries today and what these may mean for the future...

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  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Privatisation in Chile - Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    11 November 2014

    The report was submitted by several civil society organisations to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ahead of its pre-session during the first week of December, following which it will decide on a "list of issues", including questions which the Chilean authorities will have to respond...

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  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Privatisation in early childhood education - An explorative study on impacts and implications

    Mathias Urban

    16 October 2014

    This explorative study reveals a global trend towards increasing privatisation in Early Childhood Education (ECE), threatening to overshadow public ECE. Based on a qualitative inquiry targeting ECE practitioners and union representatives in 14 countries, it gathers practice-based evidence of the impact of privatisation in ECE on a variety of aspects...

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  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Getting teacher migration and mobility right

    Marie-Louise Caravatti, Shannon Lederer, Allison Lupico, Nancy Van Meter

    31 May 2014

    With this study EI aims to identify best practices for international teacher migration, as well as to highlight issues of concern and expose abuses. This research report contributes new data and analysis that will deepen our understanding of the teacher migration phenomenon. It reaffirms our commitment to ensuring that migration...

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  6. Leading the profession

    Study on trends in freedom of association and collective bargaining in the education sector since the financial crisis

    Nora Wintour

    18 September 2013

    Education International commissioned this study to examine trends in freedom of association and collective bargaining in selected countries throughout the world, both in countries which have been deeply affected by the crisis, such as the USA, Spain and Greece, as well as those countries which have continued to enjoy relatively...

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  7. Standards and working conditions

    Teacher union governmental relations in the context of educational reform

    Nina Bascia

    18 September 2013

    This study points out that governments tend to ignore teacher unions, at their own peril when constructing education policies; and it's based on the idea that genuine partnerships between teacher unions and governments are based on understanding pluralism.

    Teacher union governmental relations in the context of educational reform
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  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Closing the trained teacher gap

    18 January 2013

    Every Child Needs a Teacher: Closing the Trained Teacher Gap is a report jointly produced by the Global Campaign for Education and Education International identifying severe primary teacher gaps, its impact on education systems and to make recommendations for closing this gap.

    Closing the trained teacher gap
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  9. Standards and working conditions

    Global managerial education reforms and teachers

    Edited by Antoni Verger, Hülya Altinyelken Mireille de Koning

    15 January 2013

    The EI Research Institute and the University of Amsterdam IS Academie "Education and Development" have co-published a volume exploring the role that teachers play in global policy processes and the effects of education reforms on teachers' labour and professionalism in seven case study countries, including India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Namibia, Peru,...

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  10. Future of work in education

    The future of the teaching profession

    John MacBeath

    22 March 2012

    Drawing on the evidence on what it means to be a teacher in the 21st century, this Education International Research Institute study begins with an analysis of the current situation in differing countries of the world. 

    The future of the teaching profession
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  11. Standards and working conditions

    Teacher self-efficacy, voice and leadership

    John Bangs, David Frost

    29 February 2012

    The study Teacher Self-efficacy, Voice and Leadership, commissioned by Education International Research Institute, comes at the time when teaching profession is increasingly facing pressures from society and policy makers and we need to reaffirm the role and potential of teachers in leading educational change.

    Teacher self-efficacy, voice and leadership
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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