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Wanted: Two million new teachers
Wanted: Two million new teachers
On the 5th October, the United Nations celebrated World Teachers’ Day. This celebration was overshadowed by a warning: there is a global shortage of teachers. 6 million new teachers are needed to meet the Millennium Development Goal. This internationally agreed goal aims to have universal primary education by 2015. Mostly African regions struggle with a chronic lack of teachers.

At least one million extra posts are needed in sub-Saharan Afr …
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Would you recommend VET?
Would you recommend VET?
Half of all European students are enrolled in Vocational Education and Training of some sort, making it one of the biggest educational sectors in Europe. But when only 27% says they would recommend this form of education to other people (according to a Eurobarometer published by the European Commission), something is not right.
Looking closer into the findings of the survey there are some very good results suggesting that VET is an education bas …
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Call for 5 Members of the Prep-Team
Call for 5 Members of the Prep-Team

OBESSU has begun the preparations for the 7th European School Student Convention which will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 9th-16th December 2011. The title of the Convention is "New Skills for New Schools: Students, Education&Training and Work".

We are glad to open a call for 5 members of the preparatory team

who will be in charge of shaping the content of the 7th European School Student Convention under guidance of the VET Officer …
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OBESSU is hiring!
OBESSU is hiring!

OBESSU is looking for a Policy and Project Officer who will be in charge of OBESSU’s projects and policy initiatives under the supervision of the OBESSU Secretary General and in cooperation with the other members of the OBESSU Secretariat. If you are full of creativity and enthusiasm, we warmly invite you to send your CV and application form by 26th September 2011, midnight!
For more information please read the Call for Policy and Project O …
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EUCIS-LLL Conference Report is out!
EUCIS-LLL Conference Report is out!
The EUCIS-LLL Conference “The role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training” was held in Krakow (Poland) on “Europe Day”, 9 May 2011. Within the framework of the European Year 2011 on Volunteering, this event offered a great opportunity to push forward some key messages from practitioners and experts in education and training from all around Europe. The Genral Report of the Conference can be found here. …
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