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Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.

Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.
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Belgium

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Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.

Twitter:

@eduint

Language:

English

Contact:

+3222240611


Episodes

Japan's educators engage in development cooperation

1/17/2018
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This podcast features an interview with the Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department of the Japan Teachers’ Union, Mrs. Fumiyo Fukuzawa, who talks about her union’s engagement in development cooperation work.

Duration: 00:10:53


Refugee children receive the support of German educators

12/20/2017
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This podcast features an interview with the head of the German teachers union GEW, Marilis Tepe, who explains the challenges faced by the German education system in the context of the arrival of refugee children into the country.

Duration: 00:16:03


It's Human Rights day!

12/8/2017
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Today is human rights day, and this year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights. Such a special day! Today’s podcast features Kerry Kennedy, head of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, who talked to our colleague Andrew King about the importance of human rights in education.

Duration: 00:16:26


Teaching with disability, a success story

12/1/2017
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We had the chance to talk to Peter Mlimahadala, head of the disability department of the Tanzania Teachers Union (TTU). Peter is a visually impaired person, and talked to us about how teachers with disabilities are supporting each other in order to be able to teach and to deliver quality education to their students. How they overcome stigma, fight discrimination, and thrive in their working life in the classroom.

Duration: 00:20:11


German teachers support refugee students

11/24/2017
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Thousands of children have arrived in Germany fleeing from war and extreme poverty since 2016. How are schools, teachers and communities working to integrate them and make sure they integrate into the school system? We talk to our German affiliate GEW in Bremerhaven.

Duration: 00:28:13


Teachers as leaders

10/25/2017
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Did you ever think about teachers as leaders? Here at EI that’s definitely the way we see them. During our Unite for Quality Education and Leadership Conference in Rotterdam last May we invited two experts to discuss this issue. Andy Hargreaves, from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, and Sean Slade, Director of Outreach at ASCD.

Duration: 00:22:01


Happy World Teachers Day!

10/4/2017
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Today we're celebrating World Teachers Day with a special feature on academic freedom by our Deputy General Secretary David Edwards. Let us know your comments in the section below.

Duration: 00:16:52


The World Bank and the promise of education

9/28/2017
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A few days ago, the World Bank released its first ever flagship report on education, called “learning to Realise education’s promise”. Now, if that doesn’t sound promising! Our policy officer Jennifer Ulrick and Action Aid’s David Archer unpack the most important bits of the report and look into the pros and cons of the Banks take on learning, teaching, education and the future of our school systems.

Duration: 00:28:43


And the Global Teacher Prize winner is...

9/13/2017
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We are proud to present you with a podcast featuring Global Teacher Prize Award Winner Maggie MacDonnell. She was selected from among 20,000 nominees worldwide at the Varkey Foundation’s Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai last year.

Duration: 00:17:53


Right to education vs right to copyright?

7/28/2017
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Can a teacher use a printed copy of the 'Mona Lisa' in her classroom without being sued? What does copyright mean when applied to education material? Does an article written by a scholar at a public university belong to the journal it gets published in? David Robinson from CAUT explains.

Duration: 00:13:10


Taking the gender debate to the heart of the union movement

7/19/2017
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Today we will be listening to a conversation between Cassandra Hallet da Silva, secretary general of the Canadian federation of teachers, and Winnie Namata, communications officer from UNATU Uganda. Two women working for a trade union, shouldn-t be surprising giving the fact that, in almost every country of the world, the great majority of teachers are women, but the reality faced within the structures of many organisations is different.

Duration: 00:15:23


Building teacher professionalism

6/28/2017
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How do teacher unions shape teacher professionalism and the professional identity of educators? Listen to our experts and learn more about what makes quality education.

Duration: 00:15:43


Child labour free zones in Nicaragua / Zonas libres de trabajo infantil en Nicaragua

6/15/2017
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Today we're on the phone with our affiliate ANDEN from Nicaragua, who carried out incredibly effective actions to get children out of work and into school, in a project with Education International. This podcast is in Spanish. Podcast en español.

Duration: 00:23:41


A Nobel Peace Prize's view on child labour

6/14/2017
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Globalising compassion - Today we continue our series on child labour with a chat between Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi and our Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst.

Duration: 00:20:33


Out of work and into school - Child labour in Mali

6/9/2017
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On the occasion of the international day against child labour we talked to our friends in Mali who explained what teachers are doing to get children out of work and into school.

Duration: 00:17:44


From work to school - Child labour in Uganda

6/9/2017
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In this podcast we will lean about child labour in Uganda and how teachers unions are working to get children out of work and into school.

Duration: 00:17:36


Funding of education and the GPE

6/7/2017
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As the global partnership for education (also known as GPE) is moving towards its replenishment, in this podcast we will be looking into how the financing of education through the GPE has materialised itself. We will learn about the current state of financing of education and about the resources that are available for this funding.

Duration: 00:28:20


PISA - a tool to improve education?

5/31/2017
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PISA – what should its aim be? Who should benefit from its analysis? What is the role of teachers in the whole process? How can they be involved in the interpretation of the results? All these questions are addressed by EI senior consultant John Bangs and Yuri Belfali, Head of Division at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills.

Duration: 00:14:07


From Accra to Lisbon - quality education for all

5/16/2017
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It doesn't get more international than this: from Ghana to Portugal, we will learn about the situation of the education system, the impact of privatisation and what it takes for quality education to become a reality.

Duration: 00:19:32


Creating a world-wide teachers' network

4/27/2017
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David Edwards from EI talks to Dutch teacher and author Jelmer Evers about how to create a world-wide network of teachers for teachers. What are the challenges? How could it help teachers be better professionals and be more empowered? Don't miss this latest episode of our podcast series.

Duration: 00:29:07

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