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    Africa acknowledges crucial role of qualified teachers

    Education International

    Teachers’ professional development represents one of the three main pillars of the Second Decade of Education for Africa. The other two pillars are formal and non-formal vocational education and training, and higher education. These pillars were reaffirmed by the Conference for Ministers of Education of Africa (COMEDAF V) in Abu...

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    Latin America: call for joint strategies for quality education

    Education International

    The President of the Regional Committee in Latin America, Hugo Yasky, has called for a joint trade union strategy to promote quality public education within the region. At the opening of the Committee’s annual meeting on 7 May, Yasky emphasised education unions’ crucial role in “defending the fundamental right to education”.

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    Together preventing third-party violence in schools

    Education International

    Participants shared good practices at a seminar on how to prevent and mitigate third-party violence in schools. The seminar, organised by EI's European Region, ETUCE, was attended by representatives from both teacher unions and education employers on 26 April in Warsaw, Poland.

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    Bahrain: BTA court case postponed for fourth time to 30 May

    Education International

    EI has learned that the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court has adjourned the case of Mahdi Issa Abu Dheeb and Jalila Al-Salman, from the Bahraini Teachers Association (BTA), to 30 May, and refused to release Mahdi on bail once more. Both were arrested after a crackdown by authorities following pro-democracy demonstrations.

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