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    “G20: no long-lasting change without education”, by David Edwards.

    Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank / Flickr

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting here in Japan is an opportunity to reflect. EI and other Global Unions are participating in the Labour 20 – L20 which represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It importantly unites trade unions across G20 countries and our Global Union Federations and is convened by...

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    “For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.

    Sisli Vocational High School in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

    Higher education is indispensable if we are to maintain a foundation of facts, knowledge and free discussion in society. TVET reaches very many young people and adults and has a key education function in addition to providing skills training. Both are under attack as many, public and private, innocently or by design, corral educ...

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    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.

    Photo: Javier Entrerriano / Flickr

    “As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of our peoples”....

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    “Turning inclusion into reality: the central role of teachers”, by Anna D’Addio.

    Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Ose

    Many factors feed into the design of a truly inclusive education system. Some factors shape the way education systems are set up, such as laws and policies or governance and finance mechanisms. Others operate inside the school walls, in the shape of curricula and learning materials, but also teachers, school leaders and educatio...

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