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Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course

This book offers a set of instructional units to help educators prepare students to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. This book is designed to provide students with the competencies they need to understand and address global issues, help them work effectively with others from diverse cultural backgrounds, and contribute to sustainable development in an era of globalization.

Global Education Monitoring Report   The EFA Global Monitoring Report is an editorially independent, evidence-based publication that serves as an indispensable tool for governments, researchers, education and development specialists, media and students. It has assessed education progress in some 200 countries and territories on an almost annual basis since 2002. This work has continued as the Global Education Monitoring Report with the second report in the series released in 2017, as an assessment of progress towards the sustainable development goal on education (SDG4).

World Inequality Database on Education The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) highlights the powerful influence of circumstances, such as wealth, gender, ethnicity and location, over which people have little control but which play an important role in shaping their opportunities for education and life. It draws attention to unacceptable levels of education inequality across countries and between groups within countries, with the aim of helping to inform policy design and public debate

Supporting and Educating Migrant Refugee Children Since January 2014, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children have crossed into the United States. These children often risked their lives to get an education and escape poverty. NEA prepared a collection of links to educational resources to help educators support and educate those children.

Global Database on the Right to Education This unique database is published by the UNESCO and designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It provides access to 195 country profiles and to a library of over 1,000 official documents including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from nations around the globe.

Mapping the Nation The site provides a robust research tool for grades 4-12 to link the local to global in your classroom.

The World Bank EdStats Portal  
The World Bank EdStats (Education Statistics) portal is a comprehensive data and analysis source, established in 1998, for key topics in education such as access, completion, learning, expenditures, policy, and equity based on data collected on an international scale.

Education International Barometer of Human and Trade Union Rights The EI Barometer of Human and Trade Union Rights is an invaluable tool to education unions, researchers and activists worldwide. Through this web-based research and analytical tool, Education International provides a comprehensive country report of Human & Trade Union Rights in Education worldwide.

The Teachers' Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices ( PDF, 324 KB, 14 pgs.)
Overseas trained teachers are encouraged to use the Teachers Code to learn about their rights and to identify how recruiters and employers should be treating them during the recruitment process.

TeachUNICEF TeachUNICEF is a collection of global education teacher resources designed and gathered by the United States Fund for UNICEF’s Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents.

Education and Solidarity Network The NEA has been partnering for years with the Education and Solidarity Network. This international non-profit gathers organizations working for the education sector across the world. They conduct projects promoting solidarity in health and education in order to improve the well-being of societies.

Human Rights Education Resources for Educators & Students Human Rights Education Resources for Educators & Students is a collection of resources designed to help teach students about human rights.

Student Activism for Girls’ Education Globally Secondary student activists from School Girls Unite have designed the Activist Gameplan. This toolkit for young activists is built from the organization’s experiences being advocates for gender equity in their local schools and communities, in Congress, and with their partner school in Mali. This is a great example of youth-led leadership that is making a real difference. Share it with your students! 

Accountability in education: meeting our commitments

the ten targets of SDG4

Teachers: A Day In the Life

Unite for Quality Education!