Debate on “Framing Education for the Public Good”, is coming on the 29-30th January 2013 in London!

   Educator Unionists from OECD countries to debate “Framing Education for the Public Good”

Education International, 24 January 2013


Education International [EI] is organizing a Conference of Affiliates in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] member countries.

The purpose of the conference is to give affiliates the opportunity to meet on a informal basis to consider key issues affecting education and teacher union organizations in OECD countries.

Under the Theme “Framing Education for the Public Good”, the conference will be organized around a series of plenary, panels and break-out sessions designed to enable representatives to have the best possible opportunities for discussion.

Key speakers will, include, for the OECD, Andreas Schleicher, OECD Deputy Director, DG-Education and Michael Davidson, Acting Head of the OECD’s Early Childhood and Schools Division.

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Randi Weingarden, Chair of the EI/OECD Advisory Committee, and Professor Fernando Reimers, Director of the International Education Policy program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be among EI’s speakers.

The second day will enable EL Affiliates to discuss EI priorities.

Planned foci include:

  • “Challenges and Opportunities facing Education in OECD countries”,
  • The Financial Crisis”,
  • “Privatisation”,
  • “The future of the Teaching Profession”,
  • “Adult Skills and Higher Education”,
  • “Supporting Disadvantaged Students, and
  • “Evaluation and Assessment”


The Conference will take place from 29th-30th January 2013 at the TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

‘This important conference will provide a vital opportunity for EI Affiliates to explore policy developments and common issues at a time of great political and economic turbulence globally’, said EI General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen

The outcomes of the conference will be available through interviews with speakers.

For more information about the conference, or interviews key EI speakers, contact Ms. Claude Carroue, EI Communications Unit, via email, or tel: +32 2 224 06 75 [landline] or tel : +33 1 45 24 97 00

To contact OECD speakers, get in touch with the OECD media division, via email: Or tel: +33 1 45 24 97 00

NB: Educational International is the largest global teacher organization representing over 30 million teachers in more than 170 countries and territories.


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