23 septembre 2017

RAMAA II: Breaking new ground for a sub-regional doctoral school on literacy evaluation

RAMAA, the Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes project, is to support the establishment of a sub-regional doctoral school on literacy evaluation as part of the second phase of its operations.
Stakeholders and researchers from the national universities of the 12 participating countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Togo – gathered at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Hamburg in April to discuss the founding vision and next steps for the work. More...

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Linking Adult Education and Health for Sustainable Development

Education and health are inherently linked: according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), education brings health benefits for both individuals and society as a whole, and vice versa. To achieve the multidimensional Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the two policy sectors, education and health, need to work together. More...

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Initiatives that follow a bottom-up approach to education and lifelong learning

What does it mean to develop a bottom-up approach to education and lifelong learning? It means understanding – through consultation, observation and analysis – the needs, motivations and opinions of grass-roots stakeholders such as learners, teachers and the parents of school-going children. More...

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Learning to live sustainably in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Representatives of 40 cities from 20 countries took part in a UNESCO regional meeting on learning cities and education for sustainable development in Latin American and the Caribbean.
The event, ‘Learning to Live Sustainably in Cities’, took place from 26 to 28 April in Villa María, a city of 77,198 inhabitants in the region of Cordoba in Argentina. More...

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Union urges staff to reject JCU management’s offer

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is strongly urging staff at James Cook University to vote ‘no’ to management’s proposed enterprise agreement when voting in the non-union ballot opens tomorrow. More...

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JCU management attempts to silence ‘no’ case in non-union EBA vote

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is dismayed at the lengths James Cook University (JCU) management appears willing to go to, to prevent staff hearing the case against its proposed enterprise agreement.
Voting on management’s proposal, which includes a cut-price pay offer of 6.6% by 30 June 2021, opened to all staff this morning, after management took the decision to unilaterally put its enterprise agreement to a non-union ballot. More...

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Ban on JCU stop-work shows rules are broken – Community protests to proceed

The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision today to approve James Cook University (JCU) management’s application to prevent National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members participating in a 24-hour stop-work action on Friday is further evidence our industrial relations rules are broken. More...

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Latest OECD report confirms Coalition higher education policies out of step

The OECD’s Education at a Glance Report 2017 was released today and yet again confirms that Australia’s level of public investment in tertiary education is amongst the lowest in the OECD, and that our students pay some of the highest fees in the world to attend public universities. More...

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Murdoch Enterprise Agreement Terminated, Decision Shows Employment Laws Broken

The Fair Work Commission has today delivered a decision terminating the Murdoch University Enterprise Agreement from 26 September 2017.
The decision by Commissioner Williams to terminate the collective agreement that covers over 3000 employees at the Western Australia-based university is extremely disappointing but not unexpected. This decision is yet more evidence that the rules are unfair and that there is urgent need for change to redress the balance. More...

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Education Minister attacks university staff in a desperate bid to justify $2.8 billion cuts

At yesterday’s Higher Education Summit, the Minister advised universities that the opportunity offered by the Fair Work Commission’s decision to terminate the Murdoch University Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, "should be seized, and hopefully can be replicated elsewhere” in the sector. More...

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