Teachers as social justice advocates
Report from conference organised by Education International, the global confederation of teachers’ unions. The report is by Chris Smith NUT national organising forum for young teachers.
“Teachers are in a unique position as social justice advocates, not just educational advocates, writes Chris Smith in The Morning Star.
Educators from across the globe spent three days last week in Brussels debating the UN’s recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The conference organised by Education International, the global confederation of teachers’ unions, was the first of its kind in gathering together young teachers (currently defined as below 35) to discuss how the 17 goals that make up the SDGs can be acted upon by educators and also how teachers, unions and wider civil society can use the SDGs to challenge and change their governments.”
Chris Smith teaches history and politics in Norwich and is a member of the NUT’s national organising forum for young teachers. You can follow him on Twitter @chriswriteshere.
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Young Teachers Conference
The next conference will take place in the Summer Term 2018.
The Young Teachers Conference provides young teachers with the opportunity to meet and network with other young teachers from across England and Wales. It aims to support young teachers already active in the NUT and to encourage other young teachers to become active within the NUT through workshops, exhibitions, plenaries, CPD, TeachMeets, theatre and fun.