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    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.

    Photo: GPE / Kelley Lynch

    In 2015, governments committed to achieve inclusive, equitable, quality education for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 4, SDG 4). Four years later, the world is severely off track to achieve the goal. This mini blog series illustrates some of the many obstacles to the achievement of SDG 4, from the point of view of teac...

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    “Bob Hawke and the origins of Education International”, by Robert Trevennel Harris.

    Photo: Mik Scheper / Flickr

    Former Australian Prime Minister and trade union leader Bob Hawke died last month at the age of 89. Educational International paid tribute to his long service as Chair of the EI Committee of Experts on Membership. Looking back in time to the origins of EI, the Committee of Experts was a critical piece in the agreement between th...

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    “The Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden: the union’s perspective”, by Patrik Ribe.

    Photo: NeONBRAND / Unsplash.

    In 2015 the number of immigrants seeking asylum in Sweden reached record numbers. In total, Sweden received 163 000 asylum seeking refugees that year. For us. as a teachers’ union, it was natural to contribute to the creation of a system that would make good use of the teaching competence of the newly arrived.

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