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#EI25: “Experiences and gains in fighting child labour”, by Juliet Wajega (UNATU, Uganda)

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The leadership of Education International (EI) is applauded for demonstrating that education Unions are well placed to contribute to the elimination of child labour and promote quality education for all. It is important to look back and draw strength from these achievements as EI celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

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"What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards

Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank

The Human Capital Index is a measurement tool created by the World Bank to influence countries to invest more in health and education. With increased education financing a longstanding key demand of Education International and so crucial to achieve SDG4, one might wonder why I am sceptical about this index? Below I give 3 key re...

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“World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist

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Teacher’s Day (usually in singular) is celebrated in many countries, a testimony to the importance with which teaching is perceived by those who benefited from knowledgeable and caring teachers. Teaching, in fact, has been identified by many as one of the most influential jobs in the world. Different countries have different ...

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