July 23: Resolutions on quality learning, early childhood education, inclusive education and use of ICT in education

July 22, 2015

OTTAWA – Delegates attending the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) in Ottawa will be debating tomorrow morning resolutions and policy papers on key areas of importance for education workers around the world. The resolutions, under the topic of “Right to Educational Quality, Equity and Learning,” will examine:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Provision of support to children with learning difficulties
  • Rights of disabled children and teachers and support for learning difficulties
  • Equitable and inclusive education
  • Quality environments for Teaching and Learning
  • Definition of Learning
  • Vocational education – qualifying young people
  • Language diversity
  • Leadership in educational institutions
  • Teachers as leaders
  • Right to education for displaced people, refugee and stateless children
  • Use of information and communications technology

Members of the media are invited to cover these events.

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Key events for July 23, World Congress:

9 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.

Resolutions on above mentioned topics (Canada Hall rooms 1, 2 and 3)

2 - 5:30 p.m

Parallel sessions on quality leadership, quality terms of employments, global response to commercialization and privatisation of education, safety and security in educational settings, education support personnel and more (re rooms 209, 210, 211, 212 and 214)

6 - 7 p.m.

Book Launch of Flip the System (Trillium ballroom)

EI event schedule http://www.ei-ie.org/congress7/en/theprogramme/fullprogramme
Resolutions http://www.ei-ie.org/congress7/en/publications/resolutions

Details of the World Congress:

When: July 21-26, 2015

Where: Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Theme: Unite for Quality Education

EI Congress Web site: www.ei-ie.org/congress7/

EI Web site: www.ei-ie.org



EI Headquarters, Brussels:

Timo Linsenmaier, 613-806-1873
Andrew King , 613-806-1875

EI Canadian Affiliate organizations:

Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Ottawa: Francine Filion, 613-688-4314
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) Montreal : Christine Marceau, 514-235-5082
Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec, Confédération des syndicats nationaux, (FNEEQ-CSN) Montreal : France Désaulniers, 514-219-2947
Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) Montreal : Hans-Olivier Poirier Grenier, 514-755-5858
Fédération du personnel professionnel des universités et de la recherche (FPPU) Montreal
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Ottawa: Angela Regnier (CAUT), 613 726-5186