Ei-iE

Leading the profession

Teachers and education support personnel know what works in education. They must be recognised and empowered to deliver on the promise of quality education for all.

At the classroom level, academic freedom and professional autonomy are prerequisites for quality teaching and learning. As professionals, teachers must be afforded the space and trust to make the best possible decisions for their students.

Beyond the classroom, education policy must be informed by the vast experience and insights only education professionals can provide. We advocate for the involvement of teachers, education support personnel and their representative organisations in all decision-making in education and work towards the expansion of sectoral policy dialogue at all levels and in all countries.

Our work in this area

  1. Opinion 2 August 2018

    "Is DFID’s approach to education worldwide approved by teachers in the UK?", by Samidha Garg and Anja Nielsen

    Anja Nielsen, Samidha Garg

    In February 2018, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the institution responsible for administering the majority of the UK’s development assistance, released Get Children Learning, the Department’s new education policy.

    "Is DFID’s approach to education worldwide approved by teachers in the UK?", by Samidha Garg and Anja Nielsen
  2. News 9 July 2018

    Postponed European legislative debate on copyright; an opportunity to improve educational exception

    The European Parliament’s decision to submit the reform of the copyright legislation in the European Union to a full public debate in plenary in September gives civil society and education unions a chance to push for the desired open, broad and flexible EU copyright educational exception.

    Postponed European legislative debate on copyright; an opportunity to improve educational exception
  3. News 6 July 2018

    Nepal: trade unions unite around fighting privatisation and commercialisation of education

    Organised as part of Education International’s Global Response against the commercialisation and privatisation in and of Education, the Convention on Privatisation of Education and Right to Education in Nepal helped further raise awareness and disseminate international research on education privatisation in the country.

    Nepal: trade unions unite around fighting privatisation and commercialisation of education
  4. News 27 June 2018

    EI promotes the ideas of youth to strengthen unions in Senegal and Ivory Coast

    The continuation of the program led by Education International in Senegal and Ivory Coast has the aim of spreading unionisation,getting young activists involved in union activity, and strengthening trade union unity.

    EI promotes the ideas of youth to strengthen unions in Senegal and Ivory Coast
  5. Opinion 16 May 2018

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    In quality education systems around the world, behind student success there are invisible armies of education support personnel (ESP). These under-recognised workers are too often forgotten or ignored, but are absolutely vital for student success and wellbeing.

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards
  6. News 14 May 2018

    #ResNet: Research, Refine, Resist!

    Research in education is imperative to reverse misleading education policies and attacks on trade union rights, and it is crucial for education unions to have effective coordination and exchange around national and regional research activities.

    #ResNet: Research, Refine, Resist!
  7. Opinion 7 May 2018

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley

    Philippa Cordingley

    One of the things we are exploring in our research into how different countries construct teachers’ professional identities that will be presented at Education International’s annual Research Network meeting today, is the nature of the links between investing in research-informed teaching and amplifying teachers’ collective professional voice.

    #ResNet: Amplifying teacher voice: getting stuck into research, by Philippa Cordingley
  8. Opinion 24 April 2018

    Not waiting for superman, by David Frost

    David Frost

    Last week I was fortunate in being able to participate in a conference on the island of Krk on the Croatian coast. The best part was linking up with colleagues from NGOs in places such as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia and Palestine – all quite challenging contexts. It...

    Not waiting for superman, by David Frost
  9. Opinion 19 April 2018

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers

    Jelmer Evers

    Not too long ago I had a formal lesson observation as part of my yearly performance review. It’s meant as a basis for professional growth and as such it succeeded. I enjoyed the reflection. In my view it should be a regular part of a teacher’s job, not just a...

    Protecting and growing the profession: The Professional Standards Conundrum, by Jelmer Evers
  10. News 19 April 2018

    #MakeitPublic: New campaign to drive national education monitoring

    The Global Education Monitoring Report has launched #MakeitPublic, a new advocacy campaign calling on governments and regional organisations to report on education progress to their citizens.

    #MakeitPublic: New campaign to drive national education monitoring
  11. News 17 April 2018

    Education International assesses World Bank's Development Report on education

    Just ahead of the World Bank Spring Meetings, Education International is launching a publication that brings together multiple voices from around the world to provide a Reality Check on the World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on education.

    Education International assesses World Bank's Development Report on education
  12. Opinion 10 April 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin

    Keith Lewin

    “Learning to Realise Education’s Promise” is the first time the World Bank has devoted an entire 240 page World Development Report (WDR) to education and learning. It is surprising that it has taken so long given that the main purpose of the Bank is to finance development, and low income...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin
  13. Opinion 6 April 2018

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.

    Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty, Kate Anderson, Martin Henry

    Now more than ever, countries are orienting their policies toward equipping children and youth with a broad range of skills to succeed in the 21st century [1]. Given this widespread endorsement at the policy level, why don’t we see it happening in more schools? Could it be that schools lack...

    "Can we assess if school and classroom practices align with national educational goals?", by Kate Anderson, Helyn Kim, Seamus Hegarty and Martin Henry.
  14. Opinion 3 April 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #21: "The educational “anti-policy” financed by the World Bank in El Salvador", by Israel Montano

    Israel Montano Osorio

    The recommendations of the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 show that the World Bank has not learned from its mistakes and continues to offer poor advice regarding education policies. In El Salvador, as in other countries, rather than forming part of the solution, the World Bank is in many ways...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #21: "The educational “anti-policy” financed by the World Bank in El Salvador", by Israel Montano