Equity and inclusion 15 September 2019
“Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.
The United Nations established the International Day of Democracy on the 15th of September in 2007 to promote democracy. In 2019, it is clear that democracy and all the things that go with it like human rights and rule of law need to be defended as well as promoted. Education...“Education on the International Day of Democracy”, by David Edwards.
Union growth 26 July 2019
“Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
Hugo Rubén Yasky
“As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of...“Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
Union renewal and development 25 July 2019
Educators come together to share lessons on democracy
A book, written by EI President Susan Hopgood and former EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, entitled “On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession”, was launched by the co-authors during the EI Congress in Bangkok on the 23th of July at the opening of a special session...Educators come together to share lessons on democracy
Union renewal and development 23 July 2019
Congress celebrates democracy and trade union rights
The 8th EI Congress dedicated the 23rd of July to celebrating democracy and rallying to support and protect it. Guy Ryder of the International Labour Organisation and Maria Ressa of Rappler addressed Congress and offered words of encouragement and solidarity.Congress celebrates democracy and trade union rights
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 July 2019
“Our Mandate”, by David Edwards
Being elected General Secretary of EI is a great honour. It is a challenge to live up to the confidence that has been given by the representatives of education workers from all regions of the world. It is also comforting to join that small team of talented leaders elected on...“Our Mandate”, by David Edwards
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 March 2019
“Finland leads the way”, by David Edwards.
Sometimes it appears that hope is draining from the world and that, for both young and old, pessimism is becoming the default position. The trouble with pessimism is that it is negative. It annuls the ability to act; to create something better which benefits future generations. I believe that education...“Finland leads the way”, by David Edwards.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 March 2019
Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 October 2018
"What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards
The Human Capital Index is a measurement tool created by the World Bank to influence countries to invest more in health and education. With increased education financing a longstanding key demand of Education International and so crucial to achieve SDG4, one might wonder why I am sceptical about this index?..."What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards
Union growth 9 October 2018
25 Lessons on Education and Democracy
On the occasion of World Teachers Day, October 5th, Education International presented ‘25 Lessons on Education and Democracy’. The 25 lessons learned are linked to the 25 years of the existence of Education International.25 Lessons on Education and Democracy
Trade union rights are human rights 6 April 2017
Armenia: Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values
Teacher unionists in Armenia reaffirmed their commitment to human rights and democracy by participating in a national high-level seminar, which highlighted the role of education unions in protecting human rights and values.Armenia: Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values
Democracy 5 April 2017
Hungary: EI deeply concerned about impact of new legislation on academic freedom
The global educators’ community condemns the adoption of legislative amendments proposed by Hungary’s government, endangering the independence of the Central European University and, consequently, fundamental pillars of all democracy.Hungary: EI deeply concerned about impact of new legislation on academic freedom
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 November 2012Bulwarks of Democracy:
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Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006
Niger: March for education
Up to 15,000 teachers, students and human rights activists yesterday marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, demanding more funding for the education system.Niger: March for education
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 February 2006
USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates
While both the AFT and NEA agree that the NCLB initiative established laudable goals - high standards, accountability for all, and the belief that all children can learn, regardless of their background or ability - its underfunding and bureaucracy are masking the true progress made in schools.USA: “No Child Left Behind” is failing to lead the way, say affiliates
Union growth 16 November 2005
Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update
Harassment against the Ethiopian Teachers' Association (ETA) is continuing. On 12 and 14 November, ETA offices in Addis Ababa, in particular the offices of Mr Kassahun Kebede (Chairman of the Addis Ababa branch of the ETA) and Dr Taye Woldesmiate (ETA President), were searched by the police after the latter...Ethiopia: Urgent Action Appeal Update