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    Strong teacher unions are good partners in serious reform

    Education International

    In a well-received speech delivered at the World Bank, EI Vice-President Dennis van Roekel from the National Education Association/USA has raised some important issues about the Bank’s approach to education sector reform, how that approach impacts on teachers, misses important opportunities for educational improvement and equity...

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    Spain: Educational reforms divisive as unemployment rises

    Education International

    Six million people are unemployed in Spain, according to the latest official data, which paints a bleak picture about the state of the country. One-third do not receive any unemployment benefit and in almost two million households, each family member is unemployed. Twenty seven per cent of the population is living under the pove...

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    France: primary school teachers strike for reform

    Education International

    The Syndicat national unitaire des instituteurs professeurs des écoles et PEGC - a national school teachers’ trade union (SNUipp-FSU), one of EI's national affiliates, announced that almost six teachers in 10 (58 per cent) went on strike on 12 February to demand a successful reform of school timetables for all students across th...

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    Chile: Teaching tops confidence survey

    Education International

    Teaching is the profession that inspires the highest level of trust and confidence in Chile. That’s according to the findings of a national survey conducted in December, 2012, by Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Contemporánea, which was reported by EI’s affiliate Colegio de Profesores de Chile (CPC).

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    India: urgent action on violence against women

    Education International

    Following brutal gang-rape and murder of a female medical student in New Delhi last December, the EI South Asian Women’s Network (SWN) has issued a statement on violence against women in India.

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