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    India: educators oppose government plans for PPPs and certification

    Village school class in Lucknow, India. Picture by M. de Koning

    The All India Primary Teachers' Federation (AIPTF), one of EI’s national affiliates, has severely criticised the government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) scheme in education. The AIPTF claims PPPs will commercialise education and undermine efforts to achieve Education For All goals. It has also condemned the Teacher Eligi...

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    US Secretary of State calls for workers’ and women’s rights

    US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

    Supporting workers’ rights and women’s rights would help to ensure a more just global economy. That’s according to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who addressed a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue in Cambodia on 12-13 July.

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    Canada: Gap between teachers’ hopes and practice


    External forces often change the way teachers teach, with just under half of teachers occasionally having opportunities to teach as they aspire to. That’s according to a 2012 joint research report from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).

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