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    “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”, by Susan Hopgood.

    A teacher with her student (Photo: Anant Nath Sharma/Flickr)

    What is more exciting than helping a child discover the joy of learning and begin a life of exploration. What could be more important to the future than helping to understand and embrace the values that anchor decent, fair and democratic societies and that develop a resistance to hatred, bigotry, and intolerance?

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    #youngteachers “An enthusiastic young Czech teacher and trade unionist!”, by David Navrátil (ČMOS-PS, Czech Republic).

    Education International

    My name is David Navrátil and I´m a teacher of English, Geography and German language from a small town in the Czech republic. I decided to be a teacher when I was studying at high school. My favourite subjects were foreign languages, P.E. and Geography, and the only way to study all of them was to attend the faculty of pedagogy...

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    “Global Refugee Forum: time for immediate and sustainable action”, by David Edwards.

    Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Ayene

    The refugee Convention of 1951 was born out of the profound feeling of shame following the Second World War due to the failure to respond to and receive those fleeing the Holocaust. That action of inaction condemned many to become its victims. Lest we forget, that Convention and the 1967 Protocol that expanded it, sprouted from...

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