NEA around the globe.
NEA around the globe.
International Women’s Day
“Inspiring Change” is the theme of International Women’s Day. This theme encourages everyone to contribute to the advancement of women and challenge inequities that persist in the United States and abroad.
The Office of International Relations manages NEA membership in Education International (EI), articulates NEA policy in international forums, and maintains communication with EI affiliated national education unions around the world.
The office monitors and works with the United Nations, intergovernmental agencies, and international non-governmental organizations on issues that affect children, education, the education profession, women, and human and trade union rights.
The educational and social priorities that ensure teacher quality and promote student achievement are not limited to the United States — they are global concerns. Through NEA’s engagement internationally, the association furthers its mission, vision, and core values by advocating for human and trade union rights, supporting education unions and members in times of natural disaster, civil conflict, and political instability, and exchanging information about common challenges facing more that 30 million teachers and education support professions around the world. More ...
High quality, public education is a human right — achievable by holding governments accountable, eradicating all forms of child labor, and reaching out to historically underserved communities. NEA’s mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. More ...
Global education imparts information about cultures and an appreciation of our interdependency in sharing the world’s resources to meet mutual human needs. Curriculum and instruction about regional and international conflicts must present a balanced view, include historical context, and demonstrate relevancy and sensitivity to all people. The achievement of this goal requires the mastery of global communication and development of an appreciation of the common humanity shared by all peoples. More ...
Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt addressed thousands at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York on her 16th birthday. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.” Malala shares that the extremists are frightened by the power of education and that “books and pens are our most powerful weapons.”