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    OECD Conference: Teachers key to public good

    Education International

    “An excellent curriculum, appropriate assessments and well-educated and supported teachers” in schools – these themes are central to the work of EI. That was highlighted by EI President Susan Hopgood at EI’s 2013 Conference for affiliates from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in London, UK, from...

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    Spain: FECCOO elects new General Secretary

    Education International

    Francisco García Suárez was elected as the new General Secretary of the CCOO’s Education Federation (FECCOO) at the closing session of its 11th Congress held in January in Madrid. José Campos, the former FECCOO General Secretary and member of EI’s Executive Board, will now become a member of the executive of the cross-sector fe...

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    Chile: Intensive efforts to defend public education

    Education International

    Significant progress has been made in building on EI’s high-level mission to Chile last year, which was organised by the EI Regional Office in Latin America. This is all part of EI’s continuing work to defend public education from the onslaught of the Global Educational Reform Movement and its privatisation agenda.

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    Framing Education for the Public Good

    Education International

    EI is organising a Conference of affiliates in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries, in London UK, from 29-30 January. The purpose of the conference is to give affiliates the opportunity to meet on an informal basis to consider key issues affecting education and teacher union organis...

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    Child labour report sets out agenda for change

    Education International

    UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has released a study entitled ‘Child Labour & Educational Disadvantage – Breaking the Link, Building Opportunity’. This report identifies strategies for accelerated progress towards the 2015 international development goals, maps the scale of the child labour problem, explores it...

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