Tag: pandemic

The Union stresses that the pandemic has deepened long-term educational deficits

According to the Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU), education in Kurdistan had already deteriorated before the pandemic. Increased investment in education was called for. The KTU called for a symposium on "Education in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic". The symposium held in Erbil gathered education trade unionists as well as educational and religious figures, MPs […]

WIPO’s missed opportunity to provide guidance on copyright exemptions is affecting education during the pandemic

A legal instrument on copyright exemptions for the use of materials for teaching, learning, research and the work of cultural heritage organizations is not yet available. According to Education International, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) missed the opportunity in its recent Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) to take a leadership role […]

Education International Launches Guide on Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To address the strong concerns that have arisen across the world about equity gaps within education as a result of the closure of schools and other educational settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global federation of education unions has published a Guide for its member organisations on the process of auditing equity as educational […]

Global survey assesses status of teachers in era of COVID-19 pandemic

Education International is relaunching its global survey on the Status of Teachers. The organisation’s largest survey of its 400 affiliated unions aims to better understand the status of teachers around the globe and build a strong basis for advocacy. Research-based advocacy The Status of Teachers survey is a key element in Education International’s advocacy strategy, […]

Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic

In Nepal, the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU) has issued demands to the government, highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges for teachers and education staff in the private sector, and how to respond to them. On 20 September, the ISTU called for the payment of private teachers and education […]

Education International and the Global Campaign for Education condemn GEMS Metropole School stance on education during the COVID-19 pandemic

GEMS Metropole School threatened parents with withholding students’ report cards and transfer slips unless school fees were paid. Education International and the Global Campaign for education call on the United Arab Emirates to not tolerate extortionary manoeuvres against children in private schools. The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and Education International (EI) have learnt of […]