Teachers: The unsung heroes of Brazil’s million-worker general strike

When there is no data on violence against teachers, nobody has to react - that seems to be the opinion of politicians all over Germany. But the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) were no longer willing to remain silent and commissioned the German forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical Analysis to conduct a survey on the issue. It was published in November 2016.

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Break the taboo – Raise awareness for violence against teachers

When there is no data on violence against teachers, nobody has to react - that seems to be the opinion of politicians all over Germany. But the Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE) were no longer willing to remain silent and commissioned the German forsa Institute for Social Resea...

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Open Access: Making Knowledge Priceless

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Try this thought experiment for a moment. Imagine you’re a budding author who has laboured for many long hours crafting what you believe is a masterful manuscript. You send it to a publisher who is very interested. They’re willing to publish your tour de force, but on...

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Teacher Quality in an Age of Resurgent Chauvinism

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We have seen the resurgence of nationalist parties and chauvinistic sentiment in many nations around the world. Elections in England, the Philippines and the U.S. have dramatically shifted global relations, and foreshadows the rise to power of neo-nationalist parties. Often align...

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A Pledge to Researchers

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On November 15th 2016 all eight major political parties in Norway agreed to sign a declaration to support academic freedom and encourage academics to participate in public debate. The occasion was the annual Research Policy Summit and the initiative came from its organizers, the ...

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