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    Canada: Gap between teachers’ hopes and practice

    Education International

    External forces often change the way teachers teach, with just under half of teachers occasionally having opportunities to teach as they aspire to. That’s according to a 2012 joint research report from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).

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    Netherlands: heavy cuts in school staff

    Education International

    The Algemene Onderwijsbond(AOb), one of EI’s national affiliates, has condemned the drastic cut in full-time positions in Dutch schools. The 2011-2012 school year witnessed a reduction of 9,000 full-time positions in Dutch schools as compared to the previous school year. This happened despite the decrease in education jobs being...

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    Brazil set to spend 10% of GDP on public education

    Education International

    On 26 June, Brazil's National Congress made history by setting the percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be spent on public education at 10 per cent. After months of struggle, EI’s affiliate, Confederação Nacional dos Trabalhadores em Educação (CNTE), has achieved one of its most important objectives of recent years.

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    Australia: Campaign for new education funding model

    Education International

    The Australian Education Union (AEU) has launched a campaign, I give a Gonski, to encourage the Government to legislate for a new funding model based on the findings of the Gonski Review of Federal Schools funding.

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    Mali: Scaling up of Quality Educators programme

    Education International

    A Quality Educators for All (Quality-Ed) Inception workshop was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 25-27 July. EI and its Malian affiliate, the Syndicat National de l’Education et de la culture UNTM (SNEC-UNTM), joined other project partners at the meeting. Through the Quality-Ed Project, 2,555 community teachers, providing ed...

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