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Keep copyright out of the classroom


Copyright is commonly seen as a matter of creators only: musicians, writers and painters. Currently, it is fashionable also to include creative industries: architects, fashion designers or cooks. But we tend to forget that copyright is a legal system that also applies to education - to millions of teachers and educators, and a m...

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Status of Teachers – Back to the Future


2016 is the 50th anniversary of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. To mark the occasion, Education International has organised anniversary events on 20 September in New York and has produced a pamphlet to accompany those meetings. The Recommendation covers a wide range of issues including righ...

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Human rights begin in the classroom


As another school year opens in many parts of the world, many families will be relieved to close the book on the bloody summer of 2016. From Orlando to Dallas, Nice to Istanbul, Syria to South Sudan, the tragedies of the last few months give us more than enough reason to fear that the world is a mess. And that’s without me...

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Shining a Light on Digital Tracking in Education


In the U.S. and around the world, millions of digital data points are collected daily from children by private companies that provide educational technologies to schools. Some examples: Knewton’s “adaptive learning” technologies record the keystrokes, answers, and response times of over 10 million students as t...

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