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    Contesting Crisis and (Neo)Liberal Reforms in the Former Socialist Bloc

    Education International

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the rhetoric of "crisis" has dominated education policy debates in the former socialist bloc countries. The titles of numerous education policy briefs, studies, and reports made this clearly visible—A Generation at Risk: Children in the Central Asian R...

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    Turning the crisis around: Hope for change from global trade unionism

    Education International

    <p>One of the earliest priorities of the trade union movement, dating back to the 19th century in many countries, was free public education. This demand was made in order to provide opportunities for the children of workers. It was part of a fight for equality, a fight that is not yet won.<br /><br />Quality education remains a...

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    Opportunities for growth: Inclusive education for the future

    Education International

    Suddenly the majority of countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are talking about growth. The words on the lips of everybody who attended the OECD’s Forum last week went further. ‘Inclusive growth’ are the watchwords. The OECD’s homepage makes it clear that the finan...

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    Reforms and cuts, the prelude of a reconversion of Spanish universities

    Education International

    Cuts and erosion of education are not something new in Spain, a country where public expenditure in higher education is only 1.1%. Regions finance more than 90% of education, and those in the hands of conservative parties have reduced education funding since 2009. The situation rapidly deteriorated...

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