• Campañas,  Eventos y noticias,  Idea

    Weaving a Public Education that Transforms the World

    Declaration of theHemispheric Forum The Initiative for Democratic Education in America – IDEA, together with students, teachers, education activists and social and trade union organizations of the Americas, commemorate the life and legacy of Paulo Freire. Freire was a great advocate for emancipatory education to build societies with social justice and democracy. We seek to deepen the knowledge of his work, and recognize the pedagogical experiences inspired by his thought and developed in the daily struggles of students, teachers and communities in defense of education as a social right, generating critical, humanistic and transformative thinking.  The disastrous impacts of 40 years of neoliberal privatization of social rights has generated a…

  • Campañas

    Launch of the Campaign

    Dowland poster: Objective:  Weaving networks, building alliances and collective actions that set a horizon for the defense and transformation of the public education our peoples need. At this historical moment in which we’re facing the danger of an educative privatization imposed by the power of the large transnational corporations of information and communication, exacerbating the inequality that affects the exercise of the right to universal and free access to education for the construction of democratic societies and the emancipation of men and women.  ¡An emancipating pedagogy for a public education that transforms! ¡Internet as a right for our peoples ! Participating organizations British Columbia Teachers´ Federation (Canada) Union Nacional Educadores del Ecuador…

  • Eventos y noticias

    HEMISPHERIC FORUM

    WEAVING PUBLIC EDUCATION THAT TRANSFORMS THE WORLD Centennial of Paulo Freire´s birth October 20-21, 2021  The member organizations of the Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas (IDEA Network) call for a Hemispheric Forum: “Weaving public education that transforms the world”, to be held on October 20 and 21, 2021. The peoples of the Americas and the entire world are living through complex moments in which not only the devastating effects of a pandemic, but also new offensives against human rights in all fields, are intersecting. However, the struggle to defend them has been swift, as have actions of solidarity among peoples. In the face of the challenges we have…

  • Hemispheric campaign
    Campañas,  Eventos y noticias

    DECLARATION

    IDEA NETWORK Campaign – 2021 AGAINST EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY, AN EMANCIPATORY EDUCATION The world has shifted with the grave consequences of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, affecting all nations and especially those with great structural inequalities within their respective populations.  This health crisis has combined with economic recession, rising unemployment, increased poverty levels and a deepening of preexisting inequalities; products of neoliberal policies that have spread throughout the planet in these times.   This situation is reflected in the education sector by growing inequalities between families regarding standards of living, levels of education, access to internet and the availability of technical resources and digital devices, among other issues. These circumstances also affect the…

  • Campañas,  Eventos y noticias

    IDEA NETWORK Campaign – 2021

    AGAINST EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY, AN EMANCIPATORY EDUCATION Declaration The world has shifted with the grave consequences of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, affecting all nations and especially those with great structural inequalities within their respective populations.  This health crisis has combined with economic recession, rising unemployment, increased poverty levels and a deepening of preexisting inequalities; products of neoliberal policies that have spread throughout the planet in these times.   This situation is reflected in the education sector by growing inequalities between families regarding standards of living, levels of education, access to internet and the availability of technical resources and digital devices, among other issues. These circumstances also affect the precariousness of teachers’ working…

  • Hemispheric campaign
    Campañas,  Eventos y noticias

    Against educational inequality, a public education for emancipation

    In the context of the greater vulnerability to which we are exposed in the midst of the global pandemic and the systemic crisis, free and universal public education is at risk. The abrupt shift to distance and/or online modalities, (combined in some countries with hybrid online/face-to-face classes)  have a significant impact on learning conditions and the health and working conditions of education workers. The technological platforms and resources provided for distance learning are largely defined by large corporations. The abrupt shift to online platforms forces teachers to resort to commercial options as a strategy to provide follow-up and attention to their students. Students have attempted to access this virtual education process,…

  • Revista Intercambio

    Intercambio No. 15

    PRIVATIZING TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:  social responses and the construction of alternatives INTRODUCTION We write the introduction to this issue of Intercambio in the midst of the global health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.We are living a historic moment due to the global character of the pandemic, the number of those infected and those who have died. This health catastrophe has exposed the harm caused by the neoliberal policies that have been applied for more than 30 years, leaving wide open the dismantling of the public, the privatization of health systems, the worsening of living conditions and the prevalence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The…

  • Revista Intercambio

    Intercambio No. 14

    PUBLIC EDUCATION: A SOCIAL RIGHT FACES THE OBSESSION WITH TESTING INTRODUCTION We are going through a time in which standardization is intensifying on a global scale. Evaluation as a mechanism of control and a tool of privatization plays a central role in determining public policies and has become one of the fundamental components of educational reforms which, far from improving school conditions, have impoverished the course of public education and the teaching profession. In this context, critical reflection by our organizations becomes more and more necessary, and gives new meaning to resistances seeking alternative forms of assessment that meet the public education needs of our peoples. The contents of this…

  • Revista Intercambio

    Intercambio No.12

    WORKING CONDITIONS AND TEACHERS ́ HEALTH INTRODUCTION Privatization and the commodification of education, imposed by many governments world wide, disrupts not only the working conditions of education workers, but their whole lives. It also has a negative impact on the teaching-learning process which is why the health of teachers has become an increasingly relevant concern among unions and academics. In this issue of Intercambio Magazine, we show that in spite of the very different social backgrounds of our students and the different living standards in the communities where we work, some things are pervasive. Without taking into consideration teachers ́ opinions or those of their organizations, governments have im- posed policies that generate heavy workloads, longerwork days, an excess of administrative tasks, the forced introduction of new information and communication technologies, excessive control, punitive teacher…