We did 5 workshops in 4 languages


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On the second day of the international symposium on “Globalization, Education and Trade Unions” we did workshops on “Globalization and Education”, “Equal Opportunity in Education and Trade Unions”, “Sustainability and Education”, “New Trends in the Education Sector and Trade Unions”. The workshops were in English, French, Arabic and Russian.

Globalization, Education and Trade Unions

Trade unions representatives from Romania, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Nigeria, Singapore, Indonesia, Gambia, India, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia, El Salvador, Mozambique and Argentina participated to the workshop on “Globalization and Education.” The workshop was conducted by Sanja Sprem head of the Croatian Teachers’ Union. Ms. Sprem said “Trade unions need to help teachers to improve their skills.”

Equal Opportunity in Education and Trade Unions

Trade union representatives from Iran, Nepal, Northern Cyprus, Serbia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Kenya, Pakistan, Namibia, Thailand, Vietnam, Eritrea, Zambia, Albania, Somalia, and Mongolia participated to the workshop on “Equal opportunity in Education and Trade Unions.” The workshop was conducted by the vice president of the Teachers’ Council of Thailand Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi. Ms. Siribodhi said “The workshop was very beneficial for us. We did a workshop with 17 representatives from different countries thus we could see different point of view.”

New Trends in the Education Sector and Trade Unions

Trade union representatives from Ukraine, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Estonia, Russia, Tajikistan, Kirgizstan and Lithuania participated to the workshop on “New Trends in the Education and Trade Unions” the workshop was conducted by the vice president of ESEUR Mr. Vadim Dudin. Dudin said “Trade unions which are organized in education sector have to take more initiative.”

Sustainability and Education

Trade union representatives from Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Mauritius, Guinea, Benin, Cameroon, Mali and Ivory Coast participated to the workshop which was conducted by the head of the Education Workers of Morocco Mr. Abdelillah Dahman. Dahman said “We all agree to struggle against the negative aspects of globalization. We are next to an improvement which will preserve our values and culture.”

Equal Opportunity in Education and Trade Unions

Trade Union representatives from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Bahrain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Mauritania, Sudan, Algeria, Jordan and Libya participated to the workshop. The workshop was conducted by the director of Education International Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure Mr. Huseyin Boujarah. Boujarah said “We touched upon democracy in education, equal opportunity and privatization. Only in countries where there is a real democracy trade unions can have a real duty and be involved in the decision-making process.”

After the consideration session of workshops participants hold the floor and expressed their opinion and suggestion.     

 

         

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