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UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome

UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcomeEducation International joins the international trade union movement in deeply lamenting the fact that the 23rd United Nations climate change conference did not keep its promises despite the urgent climate emergency.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15549/un-climate-conference-produces-an-underwhelming-outcomecommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:52:00 +0100

UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budget

UK: unions push for increased education spending in latest budgetTo improve education for the country’s children, teachers’ unions have urged the UK Government to increase funding for schools as the country gears up for its budget and schools face real-term cuts.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15544/uk-unions-push-for-increased-education-spending-in-latest-budgetcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:41:00 +0100

Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committee

Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committeeA report released today by the International development Committee of the British House of Commons questions the investment made by the UK in low-cost private school chain Bridge International Academies because of major issues related to access and quality in education.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15545/cease-funding-bridge-international-academies-says-british-parliamentary-committeecommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:18:00 +0100

PISA adds a new dimension to its assessment results

PISA adds a new dimension to its assessment resultsLearning often happens in collaboration - implications of this for the performance of students are the subject of the latest addition of the PISA study to understanding what makes quality education.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15543/pisa-adds-a-new-dimension-to-its-assessment-resultscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:32:00 +0100

Switzerland: Educators stand up for children and refugees on World Children’s Day

Switzerland: Educators stand up for children and refugees on World Children’s DayOn the occasion of Word Children’s Day, the Swiss education union, LCH (Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz), has reminded the Swiss government of its duty to accept and protect refugee children and their families.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15542/switzerland-educators-stand-up-for-children-and-refugees-on-world-children%e2%80%99s-daycommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:41:00 +0100

Canadian college instructors forced back to work

Canadian college instructors forced back to workA month-long strike has abruptly ended after the Ontario government passed legislation forcing college instructors back to the classroom days after the latest contract offer was rejected and a renewed call for negotiations was made.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15533/canadian-college-instructors-forced-back-to-workcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:43:00 +0100

Media Literacy Week sheds light on teachers as critical elements for inclusive societies and citizenship

Media Literacy Week sheds light on teachers as critical elements for inclusive societies and citizenshipThe Canadian Media Literacy Week has raised awareness about the need to create inclusive digital communities, putting teachers at the center of the development of critical thinking skills and citizenship among students.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15532/media-literacy-week-sheds-light-on-teachers-as-critical-elements-for-inclusive-societies-and-citizenshipcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:24:00 +0100

COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transitionEducation International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15530/cop23-promoting-climate-change-education-for-a-fair-economic-transitioncommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:42:00 +0100

Brazil: Latin American unions gear up for national challenges in education sector

Brazil: Latin American unions gear up for national challenges in education sectorOn 15-17 November, education unions from 19 Latin American countries assembled in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for Education International’s 11th regional conference.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15529/brazil-latin-american-unions-gear-up-for-national-challenges-in-education-sectorcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:06:00 +0100

Properly trained teachers, a prerequisite for eliminating child labour

Properly trained teachers, a prerequisite for eliminating child labourThe teacher trade union delegation to the Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour reiterated the need for quality teacher and public education system to eradicate the scourge of child labour.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15528/properly-trained-teachers-a-prerequisite-for-eliminating-child-labourcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:00 +0100

India: air pollution forces thousands of schools to close, stranding millions of students

India: air pollution forces thousands of schools to close, stranding millions of studentsA toxic cloud over India’s capital Delhi has prompted Indian public authorities to take the unprecedented step of closing 4,000 schools for nearly a week.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15525/india-air-pollution-forces-thousands-of-schools-to-close-stranding-millions-of-studentscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:52:00 +0100

COP23: States must be more ambitious with regard to climate change education and training

COP23: States must be more ambitious with regard to climate change education and trainingThe key role of education and training on sustainable development to safeguard the planet was highlighted at the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Agreement on Climate Change.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15526/cop23-states-must-be-more-ambitious-with-regard-to-climate-change-education-and-trainingcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:31:00 +0100

Belgium: Unions shed light on increasingly difficult job of being a teacher

Belgium: Unions shed light on increasingly difficult job of being a teacherTeaching is a ‘difficult’ job, according to a thousand educators at one of the largest teacher gatherings ever organised in Belgium.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15522/belgium-unions-shed-light-on-increasingly-difficult-job-of-being-a-teachercommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:49:00 +0100

Citizenship in good shape, according to ICCS report

Citizenship in good shape, according to ICCS reportImmigrant children should have the same opportunities for education as other children, and immigrants should enjoy the same rights as everyone else in their host country. These were just some of the findings in the IEA’s 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) report.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15523/citizenship-in-good-shape-according-to-iccs-reportcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:40:00 +0100

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova honoured by Education International

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova honoured by Education InternationalOn a night when she was celebrated for her eight-year tenure as Director-General, Irina Bokova was made a Distinguished Associate of Education International, only the second person outside of the organisation to receive the honour.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15521/unesco-director-general-irina-bokova-honoured-by-education-internationalcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:22:00 +0100

Spotlight on role of teacher unions in the eradication of child labour

Spotlight on role of teacher unions in the eradication of child labourEducation International will represent teachers and stress their unions’ active role in ensuring quality education for all at the 4th Global Conference on Child Labour.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15517/spotlight-on-role-of-teacher-unions-in-the-eradication-of-child-labourcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:40:00 +0100

Yemen’s education crisis deepens as unpaid teachers continue to strike

Yemen’s education crisis deepens as unpaid teachers continue to strikeWith more than 1,700 schools already closed due to damage from armed conflict, the country’s teachers have gone on strike, desperate to be paid after one year, only adding to the country’s education woes.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15518/yemen%e2%80%99s-education-crisis-deepens-as-unpaid-teachers-continue-to-strikecommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:57:00 +0100

EI: UNESCO member states should put quality education and education professionals first

EI: UNESCO member states should put quality education and education professionals firstEI has called on governments attending the 39th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO to put quality public education and educators high on their policy agenda.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15516/ei-unesco-member-states-should-put-quality-education-and-education-professionals-firstcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:11:00 +0100

Yemen: 70th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Yemen: 70th country to endorse the Safe Schools DeclarationEducation International welcomes the move by Yemen to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing itself to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15511/yemen-70th-country-to-endorse-the-safe-schools-declarationcommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:46:00 +0100

Uruguay: the latent privatisation and commercialisation of education is setting off alarm bells

Uruguay: the latent privatisation and commercialisation of education is setting off alarm bellsThe launch of a new study on the commercialisation and privatisation of education in Uruguay was an eye-opener to those who believed public education was safe from becoming a commodity.https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15510/uruguay-the-latent-privatisation-and-commercialisation-of-education-is-setting-off-alarm-bellscommunications@ei-ie.org (Education International)Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:44:00 +0100