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  1. Leading the profession 3 October 2022

    Teachers are the beating heart of education

    David Edwards

    This is a crucial moment. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on education. At the height of the pandemic, 1.6 billion students were out of school. Millions are still not in their classrooms, others are struggling with trauma and loss. As the economic crisis, the climate emergency, and wars intensify...

    Teachers are the beating heart of education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 September 2022

    Education: the challenges ahead

    Eirick Prairat

    In his latest book, L'école des Lumières brille toujours (ESF 2022), Eirick Prairat presents the major challenges ahead for education. In this article, he discusses two relatively recent ones that have appeared in the last two decades: the post-truth challenge and urgent issues concerning our way of life. He also...

    Education: the challenges ahead
  3. Equity and inclusion 18 September 2022

    Teachers are ready to transform education — it’s time for governments to step up

    David Edwards

    Despite the global crises facing the world, the power and optimism inherent in education will always provide hope for our future. To move forward from this pandemic, and the deepening inequities it exposed, we need to transform education by fully funding public education systems and investing in, supporting, and respecting...

    Teachers are ready to transform education — it’s time for governments to step up
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 September 2022

    The unheard impact: technology and the teaching profession

    Lainie Keper

    Education International (EI) recently hosted a consultation event to provide feedback into the 2023 Global Education Monitoring Report on technology and education.

    The unheard impact: technology and the teaching profession
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 August 2022

    Recovering indigenous names

    Kantuta Conde

    My name is Kantuta, and I am proud to have an Aymara name that identifies me and represents my community. When it rained, my grandmother told me that children who die without a name go to Tata Granizo. Next to him, children make round ice that falls from the sky...

    Recovering indigenous names
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 August 2022

    Adapting to Covid-19: Removing the land from indigenous land-based education

    Sydney Krill

    "That’s what the elders are telling us. Go out on the land. This is a perfect time for people to show youngsters how to build a fire in the morning, how to put up a tent. It’s almost spring. If people can get their families out on the land, that’s...

    Adapting to Covid-19: Removing the land from indigenous land-based education
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 August 2022

    Ending Ability Grouping to empower Māori learners in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Liam Rutherford

    Variously practiced as ‘ability grouping’, ‘streaming’, ‘attainment grouping’, ‘setting’, ‘banding’ or ‘tracking’, pedagogical practices that group students based on perceived ability or prior achievement are longstanding and widespread world over. Research, however, has long shown that this has negative impacts for students, especially those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic minorities,...

    Ending Ability Grouping to empower Māori learners in Aotearoa New Zealand
  8. Climate action and literacy 9 August 2022

    Including Indigenous identities and ways of knowing in education and science

    Charitie Ropati

    Engineers and scientists are vital to meeting Sustainable Development Goals but the ecological knowledge that Indigenous people hold when we care for the land are things that are central to the existence of life.

    Including Indigenous identities and ways of knowing in education and science
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 June 2022

    Transforming our understanding of refugee teachers and teaching in contexts of forced displacement

    Chris Henderson

    In refugee-hosting contexts, teachers contribute more to children’s learning and well-being than any other school-level factor . Refugee teachers also have strong local knowledge and the desire to contribute to better crisis response and recovery outcomes . However, despite their crucial role and the challenging context in which they ensure...

    Transforming our understanding of refugee teachers and teaching in contexts of forced displacement
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 June 2022

    Transforming the financing of education

    David Archer

    Faced with an education timebomb, in September, Presidents and Prime Ministers will gather in New York for an unprecedented Transforming Education Summit . Never before have Heads of State been convened to focus their attention exclusively on education, but this is now truly urgent as progress towards globally agreed education...

    Transforming the financing of education
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 June 2022

    Why the education community should be paying attention to the WTO E-commerce Work Programme

    Michael Geist

    E-commerce has emerged in recent years as critical part of commercial activity. With mounting online sale of goods and delivery of services, the implications of e-commerce for the education community arise at both the commercial and policy levels. Indeed, e-commerce and online education delivery played an increasingly prominent and important...

    Why the education community should be paying attention to the WTO E-commerce Work Programme
  12. Equity and inclusion 9 June 2022

    Labels belong on bottles - not people

    Charles Adams

    NAPTOSA is the second largest teachers’ union in South Africa serving education through its legacy organisations since 1904. The NAPTOSA leadership and membership represent the racial diversity of the country and are inclusive of the LGBTQI+ community.

    Labels belong on bottles - not people
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2022

    4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions

    Christina Kwauk

    Last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (or, COP26) in Glasgow, Education International unveiled the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card . The Report Card featured my analysis of 95 updated, revised, or new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and their attention to climate change education as...

    4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
  14. Equity and inclusion 31 May 2022

    Towards schools that are inclusive and respectful of LGBTI people in Latin America

    Bolívar Rojas Vargas

    LGBTI people in Latin American education communities are faced, on a daily basis, with situations that require them to decide whether or not to share information about their sexual orientation or gender identity in the schools where they work, study or take their children. Can Latin American schools, colleges and...

    Towards schools that are inclusive and respectful of LGBTI people in Latin America
  15. Equity and inclusion 17 May 2022

    On Teachers’ Responsibility Towards LGBTQI Students

    Jeremy Gobin

    IGLYO — The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation is the lead youth development and leadership organisation working with LGBTQI young activists, counting more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries in the Council of Europe Region. IGLYO has just released their...

    On Teachers’ Responsibility Towards LGBTQI Students
  16. Standards and working conditions 16 May 2022

    Education Support Personnel build and protect universities

    Matthew McGowan

    The idea of a university is a noble and important one. A place where knowledge can be shared, tested, developed and expanded. Where people can interrogate everything important about who we are, how the world works and how we fit within it. This happens in an environment built on freedom...

    Education Support Personnel build and protect universities
  17. Leading the profession 10 May 2022

    The future is public: making excellence and equity in education a reality

    David Edwards

    Despite the global crises facing the world, the power and optimism inherent in education will always provide hope for our future. Young people need a critical pedagogy to transform the existential crises we face. To move forward from this pandemic we need to empower educators, with climate change education, peace,...

    The future is public: making excellence and equity in education a reality
  18. Future of work in education 9 May 2022

    Education and Copyright: obstacles to teaching in the digital age

    Teresa Nobre

    Access to knowledge is an important aspect of the right to education . In order to respond to the needs in the classroom, teachers often complement traditional teaching resources (e.g., textbooks and other curated materials) with a wide spectrum of materials from a variety of sources (e.g., short videos, images,...

    Education and Copyright: obstacles to teaching in the digital age