Report to the expert committee on the application of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO recommendation on the status of teachers and 1997 UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel

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Education International (EI) has been invited to present its report to the triennial meeting of the Expert Committee on the Application of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers and the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel (CEART) in 2009. EI's Report to CEART aims to assess the implementation of the mentioned recommendations from the perspective of education personnel represented by teachers' unions worldwide. This report addresses key issues pertaining to the teachers and higher-education teaching personnel namely: teacher shortage, teachers' qualifications, working conditions and salaries, consultations with teacher organisations, preparation for the teaching profession and continuing professional development, academic freedom, collegial governance, security of employement and tenure for teachers, safe school environments and HIV/AIDS.

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