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#EI25: “Standing together: the power of teachers in the fight for democracy”, by Steffen Handal

Photo credits: Utdanningsforbundet

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." She is right. Education changes lives, communities and the world. It is both a key to changes in society and individual freedom projects. I therefore stand shoulder to shoulder with all those who ta...

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#UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan

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After the failed coup attempt on 15th of July, 2016, in Turkey, a state of emergency was declared on the 20th of July. The state of emergency was used to attack all opposition groups. This power grab was used to obtain further power as the Government issued decrees which enabled it to bypass all the parliamentary processes. Beca...

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SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?

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