Education for Respect Video
In the short, five-minute video, advocates, teachers and Union staff share their answers to the question 'What is the role of education in building respect and community cohesion?' Their responses set forth important arguments for the understanding of education as part of the foundation for peaceful societies. Members are encouraged to use the video as an advocacy tool to be shared with colleagues, senior school staff, and the local community. This video was created in 2017 in collaboration with the charity 'Remembering Srebrenica'.
Click here to view the film now.
The Union has a proud history of international solidarity. Through a diverse portfolio of projects, partnerships and campaigns, we work to oppose oppression, fight for trade union and human rights, champion public services, campaign for equal opportunities and social justice and challenge neo-liberalism. The International Team works on a number of key issues to deliver these aims, while also responding to opportunities for advocacy as they arise. For more information on our key policy areas, read the Strategy Snapshots below.
Resources and Reports
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis.
Edukid provides primary, secondary and vocational training, university scholarships, and schools packs for children affected by war and poverty. Edukid’s aim is to educate people in the UK about the need and empower them to make a difference.
The Education International is the global federation of teachers’ unions. Its site provides information on topics such as peace education and education for all.
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.
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights aims to ensure that the global human rights framework reflects the real world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local. Part of their work includes opposing the privatisation of education and furthering the right to education for all.
The Oxfam site tells how to get involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice.
Schools Online has everything you need to bring the world into your classroom and encourage your students to develop as global citizens.
Send My Friend to School brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education, and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.
The Union works closely with Remembering Srebrenica to commemorate the genocide in Srebrenica and ensure the lessons learnt are not forgotten. Visit the website for excellent educational resources for sharing these lessons in your classroom.
The Steve Sinnott foundation, established in the name of former NUT General Secretary, is dedicated towards the pursuit of Steve's passion and support for the UN Millennium Development Goal 2; the achievement, by 2015 of universal primary education for all children around the world.
This web site records the struggles as teachers and teacher unions fight 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.
Think Global is a national education charity, and the hub of a community of schools, NGOs and businesses which care about global learning and development. Its goal is to help create a more just and sustainable world, through the power of global learning.
Visit the TUC’s site for news on UK trade union international work and campaigns and for development awareness resources.
This website is the home of Education International’s Global Response to Commercialisation of Education.
Information for teachers and trade unionists.
The VSO site raises awareness about issues around the world as well as information about volunteering.