When Europe forgot its homework: education in crisis
Despite the wide consensus on the fact that quality education is a key element to exit the economic and social crisis, to reduce social inequalities, to increase social well-being and democratic participation in society, education systems in many European countries are deteriorating.
This documentary produced by ETUCE with support from the European Commission looked in-depth into the reality of five countries: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, which have experienced very big cut backs in education. The Project has been led by ETUCE and its affiliates OLME in Greece, TUI in Ireland, FLC-CGIL in Italy, FNE in Portugal and FECCOO in Spain as project partners.
The film-documentary is a wake-up call for the politicians in the EU countries and a new way forward for quality education.
Susan Hopgood's statement for GEFI's anniversary
Austerity in Spain: A short cut
Australia: Mobilisation through the "I Give a Gonski" Campaign (Angelo Gavrielatos, AEU)
8th International Higher Education and Research Conference: Interview with Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary, EI
Teachers: A day in a life
"Teachers: A day in a life" is a documentary that was produced by Education International, with support from the Open Society Foundations. The film captures a typical day in the life of several different teachers around the world, showcasing the similarities and differences between the contexts and conditions in which both teaching and learning take place in their countries - Argentina, Belgium, Canada, India and Togo, respectively.
Teachers' voices are a strong reminder of the fact that both access to, and participation in quality education is the basis for the sustainable and democratic development of societies. This documentary gives a face to those teachers that are otherwise underrepresented within their professions; it shows the passion, dedication and commitment to their work, despite the challenges they see and experience within the limits of their education systems today.
The documentary was intended to coincide with World Teachers' Day 2014.
PISA: Questions from a teacher's perspective
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: Making the voice of teachers heard
Lärarförbundet: Don't let children pay for the crisis!
8th International Higher Education and Research Conference: Interview with Yamile Socolovsky (CONADU, Argentina)
It's time to tackle tax havens
A day in the life of your taxes
Carol Bellamy (GPE): Investing in EFA and the post-2015 agenda
Education International Mission to Chile: 25-27 April 2012