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5th EI World Congress

July 2007: “Educators joining together for quality education and social justice:” This is the theme that will unite more than 1,500 teacher leaders from around the world who will come to Berlin 22-26 July 2007 for the 5th World Congress of Education International (EI).

The global union federation representing 30 million teachers and education workers in more than 160 countries and territories, EI is one of the world’s largest labour bodies. It works with more than 380 affiliated organizations around the world to advocate for quality public education for every child, decent working conditions in every school, and respect for the rights of both teachers and learners.

“At Education International we believe passionately in the inherent right of every child to a quality education — no matter his or her gender, colour, language, ethnicity, religion, abilities or disabilities,” said EI President Thulas Nxesi of South Africa. “That’s why we urge governments everywhere to make the necessary investments in strong and stable public education systems to meet the needs of every student.”

The conference will be a unique opportunity for teachers to share their experiences across cultures and learn from one another.

Over 1,600 representatives of member organisations have will be in attendance at the Congress in the Estrel Convention Centre.


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