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Canadian college instructors forced back to work

Dec 08, 2017

Canadian college instructors forced back to work Topics in this post: A 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. The strike, which lasted 34 days, highlighted the issue […]

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

Dec 08, 2017

On 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. Refugees arriving in Switzerland must be granted protection and access to education, according to Franziska Peterhans, General Secretary of the Swiss […]

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PISA adds a new dimension to its assessment results

Dec 08, 2017

Learning 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. A new facet of learning   The already existing PISA 2015 results have now been enriched by a new volume, the fifth in the […]

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Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committee

Dec 08, 2017

Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committee Topics in this post: A 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. The […]

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UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome

Dec 08, 2017

Education 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. At the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Agreement on Climate Change (COP23) held in Bonn from 6-17 November, representatives […]

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education trade unions join forces to improve teachers’ living and working conditions

Dec 08, 2017

Togo: education trade unions join forces to improve teachers’ living and working conditions Topics in this post: Public sector primary and secondary education teachers embarked on a three-day strike to obtain better living and working conditions from the Togolese government. The federations of teacher trade unions sitting on the Permanent Consultation Framework (Cadre Permanent de […]

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2017

Dec 08, 2017

This year’s campaign turns its focus toward ending gender-based violence in education by continuing the momentum and achievements built up over a year that saw more than 700 organisations in 92 countries voice their support. Not only does November 25th mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it’s also the first […]

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