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Patrick Pleul
Patrick Pleul

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  1. News 22 April 2024

    ISTP 2024: Empowering teachers to shape equitable futures

    The 14th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) is taking place in Singapore, from April 22-24, bringing together education ministers and leaders from education unions across 19 countries.

    ISTP 2024: Empowering teachers to shape equitable futures
  2. Worlds of Education 17 April 2024

    Education Voices | Improving terms and conditions in higher education through collective bargaining in Denmark

    Tommy Dalegaard Madsen

    Tommy Dalegaard Madsen is the Chairman of DM’s Sectoral Board for Vocational Colleges, Vocational Academies and Maritime Education. DM represents 75,000 academic professionals in Denmark, and it is the most representative trade union in further and higher education. In this interview for Worlds of Education, he shares his perspectives on...

    Education Voices | Improving terms and conditions in higher education through collective bargaining in Denmark
  3. News 15 April 2024

    Benin: Union elections give hope of real social dialogue in the education sector

    Education International welcomed the elections held in the education sector in Benin from March 29th to April 1st. Organised by the Minister of Pre-School and Primary Education, the vote marked a crucial step towards social dialogue and teacher union representation.

    Benin: Union elections give hope of real social dialogue in the education sector
  4. News 4 April 2024

    Education international Executive Board: Going public with the recommendations of the UN High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession and continued solidarity

    “Just as teachers support us all, it is time to support teachers. Let’s make sure they have the support, recognition, and resources they need to provide quality, relevant education and skills for all.”

    Education international Executive Board: Going public with the recommendations of the UN High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession and continued solidarity
  5. News 4 April 2024

    Unions unite to fight for empowering professional learning and development

    The Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project brought union leaders, project participants, and wider EI membership together to reflect on how to promote and strengthen their position on professional leadership, develop pedagogical activism, and resist the discourse around assessment standardisation.

    Unions unite to fight for empowering professional learning and development
  6. News 1 April 2024

    Breaking boundaries: Teacher-led Learning Circles in Uruguay persist to develop promising formative assessment practice

    Unlike primary school teachers involved in the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project in its six other countries, the 20 teachers participating Uruguay have been involved in an accelerated programme of Professional Learning and Development (PLD).

    Breaking boundaries: Teacher-led Learning Circles in Uruguay persist to develop promising formative assessment practice
  7. News 27 March 2024

    Transforming Learning: Brazilian Teachers’ Use Learning Circles to Develop Leadership Projects and Promising Formative Assessment Practice

    Primary school teachers across Brazil have successfully completed the first Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project cycle. Through developing leadership projects over the last year, teachers involved in the remote Learning Circles tested, implemented, and shared promising formative assessment practices that met the diverse needs of students in...

    Transforming Learning: Brazilian Teachers’ Use Learning Circles to Develop Leadership Projects and Promising Formative Assessment Practice
  8. News 25 March 2024

    Afghanistan: Survey provides meaningful insights into the experiences of teachers and students under the Taliban regime

    Education International (EI) hosted a union side event at the 68th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) to highlight the plight of girls and women teachers in Afghanistan who have been forbidden from going to school and teaching since the Taliban takeover in 2021.

    Afghanistan: Survey provides meaningful insights into the experiences of teachers and students under the Taliban regime
  9. News 25 March 2024

    The Education Crisis in Iraq: A Call for Urgent Reforms

    Iraq is currently grappling with a severe education crisis. Despite constitutional provisions and ministerial laws mandating free education at all levels, millions of children are being denied access to education. At the onset of the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)–a Salafi jihadist militant organisation that...

    The Education Crisis in Iraq: A Call for Urgent Reforms
  10. News 20 March 2024

    France: Raise teachers’ salaries and invest more in public education, now!

    Education International (EI) President, Susan Hopgood, expressed the solidarity of the global education trade union movement with French colleagues at the National Congress of the Syndicat National des Enseignements de Second Degré (SNES-FSU). She also stressed that the demands of the SNES-FSU, including its call for the government to invest...

    France: Raise teachers’ salaries and invest more in public education, now!
  11. News 15 March 2024

    Leaders of learning: Teachers in Malaysia use learning circles to introduce innovative formative assessment practice

    Since March 2023, with the support of the National Union of the Teaching Profession Malaysia (NUTP), 30 primary school teachers have transformed learning in classrooms from Penang to Kuala Lumpur through leading the development of formative assessment practices in their schools.

    Leaders of learning: Teachers in Malaysia use learning circles to introduce innovative formative assessment practice
  12. News 13 March 2024

    France: education unions mobilise for better wages and public education

    No to the knowledge shake-up, yes to a wage shake-up! This is the message that education unions in France want to deliver to the government. Unions are opposing budget cuts, warning that the purchasing power of public sector workers’ is plummeting. They have called a strike for education staff on...

    France: education unions mobilise for better wages and public education
  13. News 1 March 2024

    Transformative impact: Learning Circles for Formative Assessment support teacher leadership and student learning across Ghana

    Thirty-six primary school teachers across Ghana’s Central, Ashanti and Upper East region have taken part in the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) Project to identify promising formative assessment practices that address issues that are unique to the country’s context.

    Transformative impact: Learning Circles for Formative Assessment support teacher leadership and student learning across Ghana
  14. News 28 February 2024

    Lessons and learnings from Asia Pacific: Insights from the third webinar on teacher-led learning circles for formative assessment

    On 27 February 2024, the third webinar of the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) series took place to share key lessons and learnings from implementation. Called ‘Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment: Lessons and Learnings from Asia Pacific,’ the focus of this webinar was to provide a platform...

    Lessons and learnings from Asia Pacific: Insights from the third webinar on teacher-led learning circles for formative assessment
  15. Worlds of Education 27 February 2024

    Education Voices | Unpacking the High-Level Panel Recommendations

    Manal Hdaife

    Manal Hdaife is a school principal and chair of the Education International Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure Committee, deeply committed to advancing the cause of education in Lebanon. With a career dedicated to promoting teachers' rights and enhancing educational standards, Hdaife has emerged as a key advocate for public education...

    Education Voices | Unpacking the High-Level Panel Recommendations
  16. Worlds of Education 27 February 2024

    Education voices | Elevating the Teacher Profession: High-Level Panel Recommendations explained

    Mike Thiruman

    Mike Thiruman, General Secretary of the Singapore Teachers' Union, embodies a profound dedication to teacher empowerment by enhancing working conditions, advocating for teacher agency, and fostering teacher wellness and growth. As a member of the High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession, convened by the United Nations, Thiruman's insights are crucial...

    Education voices | Elevating the Teacher Profession: High-Level Panel Recommendations explained
  17. Worlds of Education 26 February 2024

    A call to action: implementing the UN recommendations to raise the status of the teaching profession

    David Edwards

    On February 26, the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession launched its 59 recommendations to governments to strengthen the profession and ensure that teachers are valued and respected. The Panel and its broad recommendations are the result of persistent union advocacy. It is incumbent upon Governments to implement...

    A call to action: implementing the UN recommendations to raise the status of the teaching profession