Useful Resources And Websites
- Calendar: celebrate international solidarity
- ANC Centenary
- Statement From The Teachers' Forum
- On the Global Stage
- VSO Research: Qualifying for Quality and Teachers Talking
- Fair's Fair - Life and Rights in the Global Sports Industry
- Teaching About the Magna Carta to Promote Human Rights
- Football and Freedom - Exploring South Africa’s History, Culture and Context
- Martin and Erica’s Journey
- Martin and Erica’s Journey – Notes for Teachers
- Conflict in the Middle East - issues for schools
- Teaching about human rights and democracy – The Magna Carta as a reference point’
- Magna Carta Human Rights Education Project - Phase II
- Teacher resources from ‘Internationalising learning – on the global stage
- Global Advocate Exhibition Pack
Following is a list of websites that support international education and trade unionism work throughout the world.
MAW spreads the belief that the abolition of war is both desirable and possible; raises awareness of constructive alternatives to war for resolving national and international disputes; develops materials and strategies to educate and inform, and to work with others who share their vision.
This site has World Class guidance on twinning as well as links to a wide range of useful web sites.
This site includes information on eTwinning - using ICT as a means of working with schools in Europe in particular.
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development web site provides information on campaigns and fundraising.
The Global Campaign for Education’s site gives information about campaigns such as Every Child Needs a Teacher and the annual Global Action Week.
The DFID homepage option ‘country profiles’ lists all those receiving funding and provides information on what is happening in each country.
The Education International is the global federation of teachers’ unions. Its site provides information on topics such as peace education and education for all.
The Ethical Trade Initiative site includes information about how UK retailers, NGOs and unions are promoting labour standards in the supply chain in the UK.
This site, endorsed by DFID, provides a huge range of resources for teachers, including Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum, a tool for carrying out a global dimension audit of your school.
Global Gateway is a one-stop shop for international partnerships. This site has information for everyone from governors to local authorities. It includes information on the International School Award.
HOST UK, funded by the British Council and charitable trusts, brings together international students and British residents who welcome students into their homes.
This site has information on debt relief including case studies and a video of Birmingham school children campaigning on debt cancellation.
Link Community Development provides links with African countries in particular.
No Sweat is an activist, campaigning organisation, fighting sweatshop bosses, in solidarity with workers, worldwide. No Sweat stands for workers' solidarity.
The Oxfam site tells how to get involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice.
This site contains information and resources to help teachers bring global issues into the classroom.
Skillshare International aims to help organisations achieve their vision through a range of practical assistance.
This web site records the struggles as teachers and teacher unions fights cuts and threats to creative and free education for the world's children. The site includes news of action around the globe, as well as research.
Tearfund is a Christian organisation. The ‘Lift the Label’ campaign information contained in this site includes a comprehensive ethical directory of ethical services and manufacturers.
Tescopoly is an organisation which campaigns against trading practices by Tesco and other major supermarkets in the UK which undermine, farmers, overseas workers, local shops and the environment.
The Development Education Association lists local Development Education Centres. The site has a huge range of material to inform curriculum development, including pages on the work of black and ethnic minority organisations on development education.
The Commonwealth Secretariat education section pursues the aim of ‘education for all by 2015’. Information is available under ‘what we do/education’ regarding topics in support of this goal.
The Trade Justice Movement is a fast growing group of organisations including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fair-trade organisations, faith and consumer groups
Visit the TUC’s site for news on UK trade union international work and campaigns and for development awareness resources.
The UK One World Linking Association encourages communities in the UK to develop links with communities in developing countries. The site also contains a good practice toolkit.
Information for teachers and trade unionists.
The VSO site raises awareness about issues around the world as well as information about volunteering.
The World Development Movement (WDM) tackles the underlying causes of poverty by lobbying decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor. WDM researches positive alternatives and works alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice. This site includes information regarding the privatisation of water in developing countries. This can be viewed on www.dirtyaid.org
The World Education Blog is hosted by the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) team. The Blog follows events and issues on education by raising fundamental questions about ‘Education for All' and presents an analysis of the GMR financing gap. Access the blog via