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Germany: Educators elect leadership

The German education union GEW has elected its leadership and new program during its conference “Re-Think education”, an event with a strong focus on international solidarity.

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Colombia: Educators say funding for education is key to make peace-deal real

After three days of strikes, the stand-off between the government and education unions over funding remains unresolved.

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Spain: educators reclaim labour rights

With a newly elected executive board, Spain’s FECCOO is looking ahead at four years under the banner of “transforming through education”, following its latest congress held last week in Madrid.

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PISA and financial literacy: far beyond accounting

The link between financial literacy skills and social disadvantage are now being connected, according to a new chapter from the PISA 2015 report that shows that financial literacy skills tip the scales...

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Canada: new guide released to enhance cultural intervention for linguistic...

To better prepare teenagers in linguistic minority schools to find their identity and prepare for adult life, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation has produced a reference tool to help educators work with...

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Battle over academic knowledge ownership heats up

International attention is increasingly focusing on the issues created by restricted access to knowledge, an issue also highlighted by Education International at a recent higher education conference.

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International education movement mourns loss of founding father

Education International mourns the death of Wilhelm Ebert (94), education champion and former Head of German EI affiliate Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), and of the World Confederation of...

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Spain: summer school holidays uncover social exclusion

The depth and breadth of social exclusion become more apparent with the beginning of the summer school holidays in Spain, where 30 percent of children live at risk of poverty.

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Seminar on copyright in education reveals complex ownership system

“Who owns knowledge?” was the question at the core of a seminar on copyright in education, the first of its kind to bring education unions and copyright experts together at EI’s headquarters in Brussels.

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Mexico: transforming schools into self-sustained communities

A new project by the Mexican union SNTE aims to improve the life quality of students, teachers and their families by turning schools into self-sustained units through the integration of education and...

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Handbook on union renewal now out in Spanish

With winds of change blowing in the trade union world, a new handbook on union strategies and renewal can help education unions strengthen their positions in times of major political challenges in...

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UK: education unions merge to form new organisation

The creation of a new education has become a reality in the UK following the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union of Teachers, creating the National...

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Spain: frozen investment and reduced budgets overshadow the new school year

A new school year is meant to be filled with anticipation and excitement, but in Spain government financial gridlock has the teachers’ union FECCOO warning of rising inequalities and cracks in the...

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EI promotes quality open educational resources

Representatives from Education International and its member organisations have stressed the links between quality education and open educational resources at the second Open Educational Resources...

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Mexican teachers show their solidarity after the catastrophe

The Mexican union SNTE, an Education International member in Mexico, is providing crucial rescue and relief assistance to the communities struck by the earthquakes of the past few weeks.

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EI’s Initial Reaction to the release of the Bank’s World Development Report...

The World Bank’s new education report reveals “a superficial and incoherent effort” that “brushes over complex issues, oversimplifies recommendations and opts for broad generalizations that should make...

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Citizenship in good shape, according to ICCS report

Immigrant 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...

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United States: Grief and disbelief after school shooting

Educators the world over have expressed their shock and distress at the news of another deadly shooting in a US school.

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Former EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen honored by his home union

The main education union in the Netherlands, Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb) honored former EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, following their annual meeting.

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Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education

Historical events are interpreted and taught differently, and many times in radically opposed ways, in different countries. When countries have been at war with each other, their national education...

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