A new primary school curriculum, not now!

In North Rhine Westphalia, education unions have launched a joint petition urging the Ministry of Education of the Land (region) to postpone the implementation of a new curricula for primary schools. In the petition (in German), Education International‘s affiliates, the Gewerkschaft für Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) and the Verband BildungContinue Reading

COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that teachers cannot be substituted by on-line learning

Education International has commented on the release of the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), entitled ‘Positive, High-achieving Students? What Schools and Teachers Can Do’. It has reaffirmed that teachers are and cannot be replaced by education technologies.   The report focuses on the link between the OECD’sContinue Reading

Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education

The Taiwanese government is widening the social gap and encouraging the privatisation of the early childhood education (ECE) sector. That’s according to the National Teachers’ Association (NTA) in its yearly summary. Public authorities support English as a second language (ESL) in Taiwan, according to the NTA’s 2030 Bilingual Policy. ItContinue Reading

Canadian teacher survey exposes damage to education during the pandemic

Education International’s member organisation, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE), conducted a survey in which nearly 18,000 teachers participated. It showed unease and concern about the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the well-being of students and teachers. It exposed damage to education stemming from the dependence on distance learning, includingContinue Reading

Union report highlights digital divide for public school students

The Australian Education Union has published a report showing a significant digital gap during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of digital inclusion for public school students. An independent report commissioned by the Australian Education Union (AEU) has revealed the persistent long-term gap in digital access, affordability, and ability experiencedContinue Reading

Union calls for elementary school resumption to reduce digital divide

An Education International affiliate representing elementary school teachers in India has called on the government to fundamentally shift its approach to education. The union voiced its concern over growing inequality stemming from distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In India, the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) has called onContinue Reading